“And new research done at MIT and Harvard confirms that disproportionate numbers of people who take MOOCs are not undergraduates, but already have college and graduate degrees. Only a quarter of those who intended to earn some kind of credit or credential for the courses actually did.”
Regarding the above quote: this may not be such a bad thing after all. If I, a graduate, want to revise, say the partition of sum of squares in ANOVA, I just need to revisit the relevant sections of the course. I do not need to complete the whole course. Some learners (or re-learners) might just need bite-sized parts of the content. It is like using Google, YouTube, Wikipedia and other reference resources — just-in-time reference — there is sometimes no need a piece of paper with a stamp of approval to say that you have learned something.
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