Who Benefits?

A while back (in my list of things to read), the Chronicle suggests that perhaps our disruption won’t benefit the people most in need. One comment, that MOOCs reflect a “mass psychosis” catches at least some of the angst. The big potential problem according to the article:

Here’s the cruel part: The students from the bottom tier are often the ones who need face-to-face instruction most of all.

I have some anecdotal evidence to back this up. The problem may be solvable, but at least we need a bit of attention to the issue.


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