Who are the rockstar professors of massive open online courses?

Much has been written about how massive open online courses (MOOCs) have given rise to a cast of so-called "rockstar professors."

rockstarWhile rockstar professors aren't actually a new concept, their star power has always been more-or-less confined to the campus where they teach -- unless, of course, they get their own TV show, like this guy -->.

MOOCs, however, have given these other charismatic professors a global stage in which to teach and -- for better or worse -- to entertain.

Writing for the New York Times last...

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