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MOOC’s

Sebastian Thrun is known as the godfather of the “massive Open Online Course” (MOOC’s) which free online courses. At first Sebastain thought that MOOC’s were good for undergraduate students. He thought it was helpful and effective, but later on ended up changing his mind. He felt that MOOC’s was going to help out many people around the world who weren’t able to pay for college or get a real education. Studies later on found out that only about half the people that register for MOOC’s actually look at the lectures, 80% of MOOC’s users already had an advanced degree, and only 2%-4% of people who enrolled actually complete the courses. So¬†Sebastian had a good idea but it just didn’t work out as he planned. He later found that out and admitted that wasn’t a good idea but it soon will be.

 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2013/12/11/are-moocs-really-a-failure/

http://onlinelearninginsights.wordpress.com/2013/11/18/sebastian-thrun-moocs-not-effective-for-undergraduate-education-after-all/

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