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Simple Solutions to Complex Problems--MOOCs as a Panacea?

Journal of General Education Volume 63, Number 4, ISSN 0021-3667


This article is critical of the implementation of massive open online courses (MOOCs) by institutions seeking the deep student learning often found in general education learning outcomes. Customized student interaction with an expert in the field is rendered impossible by the scale of mooc enrollment. Concerns are also raised about the economic model of mooc s. Nevertheless, the article explores the importance of technology-aided instruction in the classroom and the appropriate use of lectures drawn from mooc s and other sources.


Bass, S.A. (2014). Simple Solutions to Complex Problems--MOOCs as a Panacea?. Journal of General Education, 63(4), 256-268. Retrieved July 13, 2020 from .

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