"I like to think of education as giving people superpowers." With this metaphor, Coursera co-founder Andrew Ng summed up the purpose of MOOCs, or massive open online courses, at The Atlantic's Silicon Valley Summit on Monday: They're designed to help people gain discrete skills like coding or algebra or French.

Education watchers have wondered how MOOCs will affect traditional classroom experiences from the elementary school to the university, and some have even argued that online education will fundamentally change the way students of all ages learn.

But according to entrepreneurs working in this space, MOOCs were never meant to...

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