"So far the immediate effect caused by MOOCs on those of us growing up far from prominent universities is the opportunity to access quality education to complement “traditional” education one might be receiving locally. If you have participated in any MOOC, you might agree or not about the delivery or evaluation method or question its effectiveness, but you cannot deny the quality of most of them.
"But from my point of view it is the massive attendance to the course the most relevant and interesting characteristic for analysis."
The article goes on to discuss "mass customization", the "data bonanza" and "self organizing groups" associated with Massive Open Online Courses.
Written by Roxana Bassi on April 4, 2013
Educational Technology Debate