THE LEGITIMACY OF THE UNIVERSITIES IN THE CONTEXT OF THE EXPANTION OF MASIVE OPEN ONLINE COURSES (MOOCs)
AbstractHow does a MOOCs potentially challenge our notions of what a legitimate university is? Is this a legitimate question in the context of MOOCSs becoming more and ore similar with face to face programmes - online credentials are on their way (with checks for cheating).These courses are merely 50% as effective as a face-to-face one but a fraction of the cost (professor Daniel Mc Farland on Coursera.org). Is this the beginning of the end of the face-to-face university programmes? 455 students enrolled on Organizational Analyses on coursera.org have answered that question .
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