A plan to enroll 100,000 New York college students in massive open online courses (MOOCs) without increasing faculty has drawn criticism from a union leader who described MOOCs as "experimental."

[caption id="attachment_58813" align="alignleft" width="150"]union-new-york-mooc SUNY was one of several university systems to sign on with Coursera.[/caption]

Officials from the State University of New York (SUNY) system announced in June that schools would partner with MOOC platform Coursera to serve 100,000 students in for-credit classes.

Frederick Kowal, president of the 35,000-member United University Professions (UUP) -- a union representing 35,000 academic...

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