In October 2012, some 40,000 students from around the world enrolled in professor Al Filreis’ online course about modern and contemporary American poetry.

[caption id="attachment_58064" align="alignleft" width="210"]moocs-opportunity-professors-threat Many educators remain skeptical of MOOCs.[/caption]

A couple of them, who were to receive credit for the course, were part of an experiment in which Antioch University had purchased the class to incorporate it into its coursework, even though the class was created by Filreis and his colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania.

And the arrangement raised a question: What can Antioch do with a course after...

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