MOOC experiments in question

Top California brass, including Gov. Jerry Brown and Gavin Newsom, wagered that Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) could help solve the state’s higher education bottlenecks.

Not surprisingly, some professors at San Jose State University were resistant to the idea.

But what about instructors who were creating the online classes? And students who were taking them? Did they think startups had developed a better method to traditional classes?

No one had really asked these questions. When I did, in a feature for The California Report, KQED’s popular education technology blog, Mind/Shift, immediately requested a follow story.