They were supposed to put us all out of business. The idea was that they represented the logical conclusion of the “unbundling” of higher ed into its component parts, the better to allow students to assemble their own education. "—Source: Inside Higher Ed
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WHY THIS MATTERS:
MOOC mania was the catalyst for a whole lot of unbundling in higher ed. And while breaking things down helped fuel the credentialing movement, bundling is making a resurgence. Read how some students are attracted to courses of study that have been outlined clearly in advance rather than mixing and matching.