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Online classes raise questions about future of higher education
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Around noon most days at Johnson County Community College, educational technologist Marziah Karch shuts her office door, relaxes in front of her laptop and spends her lunch break with a sandwich and a MOOC.
MOOCs — massive open online courses — have attracted millions of students from all over the globe to learn from top professors at elite universities such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford, Princeton and Harvard.The best part is that MOOCs are free. All you need is time, a computer and the Internet. With that kind of anywhere, anytime, no-cost flexibility, MOOCs have moved to the center of a national discussion about the future of higher education. If students can get their higher education from MOOCs, then could universities’ ever more costly brick-and-mortar classrooms be in jeopardy of losing students?Some education experts say they expect that before long, higher education may look very different.MOOCs are poised to “change the game” for higher education, said Molly Corbett Broad, president of the American Council on Education.“MOOCs are changing the delivery system,” said Ed Hammond, president of Fort Hays State University. Kevin Carey, director of the education policy program at the New America Foundation, told the Chronicle of Higher Education that “the future is so clearly one of universal access to free, high-quality, impeccably bra…………… continues on Kansas City Star
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