My first massively open online course ended recently, and I just can’t stop asking multiple-choice questions, The Atlantic reports.
Here’s one: Which of the following statements might be true?
1) Two-thirds of those enrolled never showed up
2) More than half of the students earned a passing grade
It’s obviously a trick question since the answer is “both.” The apparent contradiction is entirely dependent on another, perhaps bigger question, one that is often phrased as a challenge—if not to to the idea of MOOCs, to the idea of their value: What good is a class where Subscribe to Read More