Is There a Sustainable MOOC Business Model?

They said 2012 was the Year of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). It’s little surprise, then, that 2013 turned out to be the Year of the Backlash. If last year was a tough one for MOOCs and their various stakeholders — the platform companies, faculty members and sundry market cheerleaders — it can only have been a consequence of the absurd expectations for MOOCs, both as an agent of change and as a harbinger of educational doom. Perhaps 2014…


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Dollars in federal funds for a new grant program focused on helping community colleges develop programs to prepare Americans for in-demand jobs, announced by President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden.


“We decided to be proactive.”
~ KATHLEEN WILSON, faculty fellow in the provost’s office at Florida International University, said that her institution has chosen to implement a prior learning credit pilot initiative instead of waiting legislation to be passed.


"We will see more closures than in the past."
~ SUSAN FITZGERALD, an analyst at Moody’s Investors Service, said that small American colleges will fail to remain viable due to declining enrollments and increased competition.



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