One of the loudest hypes in the history of higher
education has been all the chat about MOOCs.
The idea of Massive Open Online Courses was
launched five years ago when Stanford University
announced that by using Internet-based technologies
they would be able to offer college classes
Imagine, a world-class university offering a free
education from the comfort of your home, one that
didn’t require any admission tests or high school
transcripts. The possibilities were so exciting that
immediately there was talk about the final revolution
in higher education – the end of colleges and
universities as we know them.
Romero, A. 2016. What the death of MOOCs has taught us. The Edwardsville Intelligencer 28 September 2016, p. 3.