How MOOCs Could Meet the Challenge of Providing a Global Education | MIT Technology Review

Many are now already looking to the next phases of these online courses in the developing world, a future that may look more like a blending of online and traditional college work than one existing entirely on the Internet.

via How MOOCs Could Meet the Challenge of Providing a Global Education | MIT Technology Review.

I have been waiting for this for 15 years. To my mind, being able to watch–and rewatch as needed–lectures by the best lecturers in their fields is a game-changer for higher ed (and as Khan Academy is proving, primary/secondary ed too). The real challenge now is how to do student interactions with subject matter experts. The whole subject of credentials will be very interesting for traditional higher ed in the brave new world.

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