MOOCs, Wicked Problems, and the Spirit of the Liberal Arts
Journal of General Education Volume 63, Number 4, ISSN 0021-3667
Higher education institutions today are increasingly considered to be "means," serving as suppliers for employers, not "ends" that address "wicked" problems. This disregards their role in the generational succession of civil societies. Massive open online courses can strengthen higher education institutions by working with and not against liberal arts traditions.
McClure, M.W. (2014). MOOCs, Wicked Problems, and the Spirit of the Liberal Arts. Journal of General Education, 63(4), 269-286.