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THIS HOUSE BELIEVES THAT THE TRADITIONAL UNIVERSITY WILL BE
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2011 – 2012 has seen a great proliferation in MOOCs, or massive open online courses, which made university subjects available free of charge to anyone on the internet. MOOCs are generally provided by universities, such as edX by Harvard and MIT, but can also include non­university partners, such as British
Library in Futurelearn. MOOCs platforms can either be specialised (as Udacity for sciences) or provide a wide range of subjects (such as Coursera).
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The defining feature of MOOCs is that their courses are free and thus provided to thousands of people. discuss this
However, MOOCs platforms themselves can be for­profit (Coursera, Udacity) or non­profit (Peer­to­peer university). For­profit platforms can raise revenue in various ways, for instance by raising venture capital [1]

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Eugenie Golubova

Online courses are more convenient for students than traditional university
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The vast popularity of MOOCs can be explained by the fact that people are finding it easier to learn this way. The best feature of

Online courses are popular not because they are flexible, but because they provide an opportunity to expand one's knowledge on a

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