- A new report from Moody's Investor Service calls the emergence of massive open online course (MOOC) providers a "pivotal development," though questions remain as to whether those businesses can be profitable.
- A USA Today report looks at recent signups for MOOCs offered by Udacity and edX, calling the opportunities they present for developing countries "promising."
- The story also acknowledges the challenge plagiarism poses for MOOCs.
From the article:
"... In a new report, Moody's Investor Service calls MOOCs a "pivotal development" that has the potential to revolutionize higher education. Questions remain whether these online courses can be profitable and whether traditional colleges will award credit for them. But if successful, MOOCs could lead to lower costs for families and access to higher-quality instruction for anyone in the world who has Internet access. ..."