MOOC Bubble Part 2

San Jose State’s big experiment with MOOCs didn’t lead to improved outcomes or even lower costs.

http://www.npr.org/2013/12/31/258420151/the-online-education-revolution-drifts-off-course

The cost bit is especially interesting. It turns out that students who succeed in MOOCs are generally the ones who are top students in traditional classes.  The cost of trying to help poor students through the online courses counters the savings from teaching courses online.

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