Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are one of those "pedagogical practices that are current and relevant to the new generation of learners," to use a description featured prominently in promotional literature, The Huffington Post reports. Sure sounds trendy, doesn't it? But education is not simply about content delivery.

Education is about inspiration. It's about lighting a fire in the mind (and maybe the belly too). Call me skeptical, but I don't think a MOOC can do that.

OK, I haven't tried a MOOC, but I have experienced distance learning. As a military officer, I took ACSC (Air Command and Staff College) by...

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