MOOC Mania

1254520_teamwork__1One of the biggest buzzwords in Distance Learning these days is the MOOC which stands for a Massive Open Online Course.  The concept is all the rage and has been picked up my more and more big players in Higher Education, from Stanford to MIT to Harvard.  The idea is that these schools are offering online courses that are open and free for anyone to take, generally with no upper limit on the number of enrolled students.  The idea is not a new one but technologies have progressed far enough that these are becoming widely popular.

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