Thanks to MIT, modularization could soon be an oft-repeated phrase in online education

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Members of the MIT task force, who were asked to examine ways a college education could become more accessible, more affordable, and more effective, pointed to the concept of "modularization" as a key to improving the traditional web-based class model and the nontraditional massive open online course (MOOC).

The task force suggested breaking courses into modules -- or learning units meant to be studied in sequence but separately. This approach would mimic...

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