Massively Open Online Courses are a relatively new idea in education. While our education system haven’t been full-proof, this is a exciting addition. With this possible, anyone can learn whatever he wants whenever s/he wishes to online. In a very broad database of internet, it can be hard to find clean, straight ways to learn for free. To learn a new skill, or search in the field of one’s interest, these courses can provide a basic idea. (Landers, 2012) But to replace colleges, it’ll need to be enhanced and improved a lot. As colleges provide the courses, these MOOC’s doesn’t. They don’t have any grading system, or anyway to distinguish a expert from an amateur as long as they both completes it. I’ve used Codecademy, CyberAces. Yes, I learned from them, some basics, but it’s noway near the online course my college, University at Albany provides. People gets paid here, the volunteers doesn’t! And the employers also looks for a tradition degree, rather than MOOCs certificates. (Stankov, 2013) So a college degree gives you an advantage there for a job.
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Landers, R. (2012, October 2). Can a MOOC Replace Your Teaching? (A Checklist). NeoAcademic. Retrieved October 16, 2013, from http://neoacademic.com/2012/10/02/can-a-mooc-replace-your-teaching-a-checklist/
Essex, D. (2013, October 11). Massive open online courses emerge as corporate training option. Tech Target. Retrieved October 16, 2013, from http://searchfinancialapplications.techtarget.com/news/2240207116/Massive-open-online-courses-emerge-as-corporate-training-option