Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are not disrupting traditional higher education as predicted by Anant Agarwal, president of edX, almost one year ago.

[caption id="attachment_59251" align="alignleft" width="150"]massive Some educators have backed away from MOOCs in recent months.[/caption]

To date, MOOCs are not bubble-busters, tuition-busters, or even "democratizers" of higher education.

Granted MOOCs show great promise for continuing education and professional development for working adults, but the value of MOOCs in undergraduate education is questionable.

Moreover, the lack of data supporting positive learning outcomes with the MOOC format is for the most part, nonexistent. Given that considerable...

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