Massive open online courses (MOOCs), despite enthusiastic support from many educational higher-ups, won't gain widespread acceptance until teachers and professors embrace the experimental classes as a viable educational model.

educator-moocsThat's according to Anant Agarwal, president of the Harvard-MIT online learning platform edX, who spoke candidly about the uncertain future of MOOCs in a recent interview with The Independent.

Agarwal, who stressed that children born today with keyboards and computer tablets "pinned to their fingertips" would one day learn in a MOOC-like environment, said that like any major change in education, MOOCs...

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