At the outset of the MOOC debate about four years ago, there was a line of argument that went something like this:
MOOC Enthusiast: These MOOCs are great. Now the classroom is not a barrier. Now we can teach hundreds of thousands of students at a time! Quel efficiency!
Not MOOC Enthusiast: They’re just videos. They can’t give you the same human touch as an in-class experience with a professor.
MOOC Enthusiast: How’s that human touch going for you in the 1,000-person intro class?
To which there was … [ Read More ]