English Composition I 101
February 3, 2015
Are MOOCS Really Beneficial?
Nowadays higher education has became more advance by starting Massive open online courses or MOOCS for short, but it really isn’t a sufficient way of educating people. There so many other aspects to teaching and helping people learn than just putting facts in front of people and expect people to just learn it. The socialization is what makes learning easier and can help build your social skills for life. These online courses may be accessible but the teacher that are teaching thousands of student can not help them one on one due to time constraints.
These online courses may be a good idea on paper but the way brick and mortar schools are set up helps students in so many other ways the just putting facts in front of there faces. For example most MOOCS course are very cheap or even free for the most part but by that very nature of it being free, you take away the incentive you get by paying for something yourself. When things are just giving to people we tend to not take as serious compare to a person who spends their own money on the same thing. since these online classe are free that will only cause people not to take these courses seriously, its something that would be taking advantage of because there no incentive or that push to make you want to finish a course. As you spend your own money you don’t want it to go to waste it give people the incentive or that push they need to finish something and not drop a class because they find the class a little hard which bring up my next point teacher accessibility.
Moocs online course are supposed to allow a single professor to teaches thousand of students a course and just like Jonathan said in his article “Massive Online Courses Are Terrible for Students and Professors”, where he said “ How do you teach tens of thousands of ...
Cited: Phil Bartle "EDUCATION."
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