The new president of the statewide union representing SUNY New Paltz teachers has said no to credit-bearing or privately operated MOOCs, Record Online reports.

MOOCs, or massive open online courses, are an increasingly popular distance learning tool that allows thousands of people to participate in a single classroom course. SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher and the SUNY board of trustees have endorsed MOOCs as a way to graduate students more quickly and in the process save tuition money as part of new campaign called "Open SUNY."

But Frederick Kowal, the new president of the 35,000-member United University Professions, said during a wide-ranging discussion...

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