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The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

Sure, the pedagogy may not be perfect, but the alternative is much worse. Countries that currently attract foreign students to their shores will need to brace for the impact on their local economies, as an ever-increasing proportion of students choose to gain an international education without leaving their home country. Employers will consider certificates of completion meaningless, while maintaining a reserved suspicion over assessment scores. MOOCs get a bad rap.

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The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

Sure, the pedagogy may not be perfect, but the alternative is much worse. Countries that currently attract foreign students to their shores will need to brace for the impact on their local economies, as an ever-increasing proportion of students choose to gain an international education without leaving their home country. Employers will consider certificates of completion meaningless, while maintaining a reserved suspicion over assessment scores. MOOCs get a bad rap.

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