Report: Four in 10 colleges to offer MOOCs by 2016

The report explored the perceived downside to MOOCs, with four in 10 respondents agreeing that MOOCs’ “lack of consistent review and grading system” was a drawback. One-fourth said the “high cost [to] develop and implement” MOOCs was a primary drawback.

This three-year expansion of MOOC offerings is expected to coincide with consistent growth of online education, as 90 percent of schools said they’d offer web-based classes by 2016, an increase of 17 percent of the 73 percent of colleges that offer online options today.