Now that you have some experience with online learning via CodeAcademy, can MOOCs work?

Sebastian Thrun used to think so– find out what he said when he founded Udacity, and then find out what he said most recently about who will benefit from Moocs 2 citations 2 Paragraphs

After getting some experience with online learning through code academy I am not sure if MOOCs will work because each and every individual is different. Whether leaning in a classroom or online you are still learning if you want to, its how you interpret the information give to you that is important. I have taken a few online classes and I surprisingly liked them, both classes were writing based and involved a lot of reading. I don’t think a lot of people know what MOOCs is I have never heard of it until now so this is interesting to me. I think if people want to learn and have the drive why wouldn’t this be successful. The problem is no one will give away a free diploma even if the classes are free and online some how it has to cost money! Everything is about money especially college and credits. So if there is a way to get a degree online and for free of course it would be successful.

According to Sebastian Thrun who co founded Udacity said “Our mission is to bring accessible, affordable, engaging, and highly effective higher education to the world. We believe that higher education is a basic human right, and we seek to empower our students to advance their education and careers (Udacity.com).” So basically he believes in cheaper education in a timely manner. He said that this would be the schooling of the 21st century. However one of the most recent things he said about MOOCs is that “MOOCs are not an effective modality for teaching undergraduate students after all”(thrun). So after supporting this program after so long he now is doubting whether it is effective or not.

Works cited
http://onlinelearninginsights.wordpress.com/2013/11/18/sebastian-thrun-moocs-not-effective-for-undergraduate-education-after-all/
http://www.fastcompany.com/3021473/udacity-sebastian-thrun-uphill-climb

http://www.mooc-list.com/

“Welcome to MOOC List.” MOOC List. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Apr. 2014

“Online Learning Insights.” Online Learning Insights. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Apr. 2014.

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