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Looking ‘Under the Hood’ of MOOCs

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There’s lots of excitement about MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course); new business models and prestige for education institutions, new opportunities for people from around the world to access learning. Online learning has been around since the 90’s, so frankly I don’t get the hype that MOOCs seem to be causing. Generally speaking, a cobbled up MOOC using freeware is not going to ‘cut it’ because it wastes student time and looks unloved.