Online Learning Update

September 18, 2014

MOOCs give higher education a run for its money

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:02 am

By EMILY SCHEIE, World Magazine

The cost of higher education is drowning students in debt, but college degrees are increasingly important in careers. Massive open online courses (MOOCs), offering free to low-cost online college classes, might have the solution for students. But how MOOCs might change traditional higher education and post-secondary credentials is less clear. Completing MOOC courses originally earned students no college credit. But people are beginning to pursue various kinds of credentials, including entire degrees, through the MOOC format, paying a small percentage of what traditional degree paths cost.

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