MOOCs series

American education is widely criticized in 2013, with reformers pushing agendas in every direction. New online technologies—massively open online courses or MOOCs—have captured special attention and also engendered a great deal of criticism.

Are MOOCs the solution? In a four-part series, we explore the principles underlying education in America and the future of learning.

June 14, 2013
By Thomas Leddy

The push for online learning is bad for literacy and bad for democracy.

June 14, 2013
By David V. Johnson
June 13, 2013
By Rob Reich

We should examine the potential of online learning with an open mind.

June 13, 2013
By William G. Bowen

We should avoid absolute judgments about MOOCs and assess the mix of possibilities they offer.

June 11, 2013
By Michael Gecan

American education used to be locally controlled and highly pragmatic. Not anymore.

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