Earlier this week, The Experts blog at the Wall Street Journal tackled the topic of MOOCs. Their panel included professors from Harvard Business School, University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, as well as the dean of the BU School of Management, the president and CEO of Siemens USA and other similarly credible personages.
A selection of titles from the contributors’ entries provides a good overview of the piece’s content:
Let’s Hope MOOCs Kill Classroom PowerPoints
Why I’m Skeptical About MOOCs
With MOOCs, the Strong Get Stronger. But Everybody Else…
MOOCs Are Easy Targets, but Don’t Count Them Out
MOOCs Will Change the University Business Model
While it’s clear that there’s not a majority of opinion on the subject, the diversity of pro vs. con perspectives is encouraging to see, and the piece certainly provides ample food for thought.
So, what do you think? Which experts do you find yourself agreeing—or taking issue—with? Let us know in the comments section below.