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Issue No.02 - March-April (2013 vol.15)
pp: 57-59
Phillip A. Laplante , Pennsylvania State University
ABSTRACT
Massively open online courses (MOOCs) promise free, high-quality, university-course content to anyone with Internet access, but in reality, they're no substitute for credit-bearing university courses.
INDEX TERMS
Education courses, Education, Online services, Internet, Content management, Economics, information technology, massively open online courses, MOOCs, distance learning, online learning, education
CITATION
Phillip A. Laplante, "Courses for the Masses?", IT Professional, vol.15, no. 2, pp. 57-59, March-April 2013, doi:10.1109/MITP.2013.27
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