It was just a year ago that I enrolled in my first massive open online course (MOOC), Duke University's Think Again: How to Reason and Argue offered through Coursera.
[caption id="attachment_61326" align="alignleft" width="150"] MOOC proliferation has proved polarizing on college campuses.[/caption]
And as I took the class and began listening in on the excited media conversation about this new teaching and learning medium, I noticed a positive version of the same kind of mania surrounding the negative stories accompanying this year's MOOC backlash.
In both cases, arguments in favor and critical of...