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MOOCs: Massive Opportunity or Mucky Mess?

Abstract: Distance learning and online classrooms are nothing new, but massive open online courses (MOOCs—which, by the way, is pronounced “mook”) have taken higher education by storm. What distinguishes MOOCs from their ancestors is that anyone can enroll, they’re free, all you need is an internet connection and they can accommodate hundreds of thousands of students at a time. In this issue of ASQ Higher Education Brief, we take a look at both sides of the MOOC debate.

Keywords: Professional Development - Higher Education Brief - Continuous Improvement

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