[caption id="attachment_55810" align="alignleft" width="150"] Some MOOCs require printed textbooks.[/caption]

Students attracted to massive open online courses (MOOC) for their accessibility are sometimes required to purchase textbooks for MOOCs that offer nothing but a certificate upon completion.

This meshing of free MOOC offerings and pricey textbooks have drawn scorn from student activists, college educators, and lawmakers alike, creating a financial barrier for participating on online college courses that were meant to be completed by anyone with an internet connection.

There are, however, options for MOOC teachers who want to avoid textbook fees.

The website MOOC...

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