The Benefit of Open Online Classes (U.S. News & World Report)


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Kim writes that MOOCs “will push us to rethink our modes of education, and move us away from courses that are about information delivery and towards classes that are based on the co-construction of knowledge between students and instructors.”

Read the full story, published 11/19/12 in U.S. News & World Report.


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