It was already known that a vast majority of students in massive open online courses (MOOCs) were male, but a newly released survey has more cringe-worthy news for MOOC advocates.

[caption id="attachment_59474" align="alignleft" width="150"]moocs A recent survey showed nine in 10 MOOC students were male.[/caption]

The University of Pennsylvania published an item in the journal Nature Nov. 20 that said MOOC students were predominantly male, well-educated, and young -- a far cry from the under-educated diverse masses for which many MOOC platforms were first designed.

The Nature survey, which included more...

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