"A lot has changed since 2012 or, the year the New York Times dubbed the 'Year of the MOOC.' The premise back then was that classes would make high-quality online education accessible for all—and for free. Today, many MOOC providers now charge a fee. They’ve rolled out bundles of courses called ‘Specializations’ or ‘Nanodegrees.’ And popular providers like Coursera and edX are increasingly partnering with colleges and universities to offer MOOC-based degrees online."—Source: EdSurge
WHY THIS MATTERS:
Where do we stand now, seven years after the "Year of the MOOC"? EdSurge takes an in depth look, recapping history, examining offshoots, and giving a clear picture of the state of the model today.