MOOCs

What Will Replace the Absurdly Expensive Degree?

Mar 2, 2015

Thanks to an endless stream of research and anecdote, more people are realizing that the absurdly expensive, time-consuming college and graduate degree are often not close to worth it--either in learning gains or employability. 

Perhaps in response, there's been an explosion of online courses--including those sought-after but overrated courses taught by the research professors at Stanford, Harvard, etc. 

Stanford Storytelling Project: "How Not to Give" The story of an entrepreneur who wanted to give one million t-shirts to Africa.

Youth Radio podcast: “A Critical Look at MOOCs -- Massive On-Line Courses”

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/

An exploration of the growing interest in massive open online courses, or MOOCs. Many of the leaders in the MOOC field are located here in the Bay Area, from tech start ups to faculty members.