What’s the Matter With MOOCs?

The author of this article discusses why a MOOC is not the same as a college course. MOOC enthusiasts are quickly citing them as a great way to provide low-cost, easily accessible education, but there is more to a quality education than what an online course set up around taped lectures can offer. There are certain topics that work well with the MOOC format but others need to take an exploratory, lab-based approach. The author goes on to explore the definition of education to highlight that there is no one format for education, but that it is a process of experimentation and trial and error.