Is there a sustainable MOOC business model?

Stefanie Botelho's picture

They said 2012 was the Year of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). It’s little surprise, then, that 2013 turned out to be the Year of the Backlash.

If last year was a tough one for MOOCs and their various stakeholders — the platform companies, faculty members and sundry market cheerleaders — it can only have been a consequence of the absurd expectations for MOOCs, both as an agent of change and as a harbinger of educational doom.

Perhaps 2014 will turn out to be the Year of Thinking Sensibly.

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