Steve Kolowich's article today in the Chronicle highlights the findings of a recent study, which showed that 80 percent of the students of a particular Penn State MOOC had a 2- or 4-year degree, and 44 percent of students had some graduate coursework under their belt.
The article gives many possible reasons for this trend.
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EdX announced this week that it has partnered with Google to produce Mooc.org, a website that provides online teaching resources. The website is supposed to launch in early 2014. So far, financial details haven't been released, but leaders say they want it to be self-sustaining.
There's been a lot of talk about MOOCs revolutionizing higher ed. Steve Kolowich argues in The Chronicle that this revolution may be damped by market and legislative forces, turning MOOCs into more of a subservient role to existing credit-granting institutions.