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 resisted.

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

No one had really asked these questions. So I did, in the above feature for The California Report.

KQED’s popular education technology blog, Mind/Shift, immediately requested a follow story.

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