(From HechingerReport.org):

“How global online learners are redefining the classroom”

By Craig Weidermann

Last year’s exuberance about the impact of massive open online courses has fizzled. MOOCs have been widely eulogized as “overpromised,” “off course,” and just plain “enough already!” This much ballyhooed and belittled phenomenon is clearly neither the cure for all that ails higher education, nor the end of colleges and universities as we know them.

But in our urge to find the next big thing, we shouldn’t ignore what MOOCs canoffer to learners around the world and to institutions of higher education. Our true return on investment for MOOCs may be difficult to quantify — and it may not be monetary. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t there. READ MORE HERE