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Author: nomes79 Two stars, 250 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 78943  
Subject: Re: Online learning Date: 11/8/2012 12:48 PM
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They don't know yet. It may be that, after they've determined demand, that they try one of the following:

1.) It isn't offered for free--people pay something to play.
2.) They offer access/data mining services to recruiters looking for candidates with specific skills from specific courses (i.e. computer programming). I don't know how this will eventually play out with FERPA issues.
3.) Companies want their employees to have certain skills--they send them to MOCCs like this to learn them. Lets them pick out the actual curriculum.
4.) The courses remain free, and they end up charging to certify the tests. As an aside, at least one university will give credits for certain courses if the final exam is taken in a proctored environment (testing centers like ACT could do well).

This is all predicated on the classes being effective as a delivery model (completion vs. enrollment, etc). I know there was an article a bit back about the peer grading process in non-machine-graded courses...and the amount of plagiarism in a non-cost, non-credit, essentially anonymous course.

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