Online classes have been around for at least four decades but have now received special attention due to the spread of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), which are often considered as the sign that traditional schools, as we know them, could be nearing extinction.

Is it true? Critics of MOOCs point out that only motivated students, with a certain degree of autonomy, would benefit from the platform. They also emphasize that these courses merely distribute content without honing the skills. But can’t the same be said of traditional classrooms, which still dominate a large part of higher education institutions?

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