MOOCs enrich education for rich-world students, especially the cash-strapped, and those dissatisfied with what their own colleges are offering. But for others, especially in poor countries, online education opens the door to yearned-for opportunities. Most traffic came from five countries: America, India, Britain, Colombia and Spain. Some 7,200 students passed the course.
MOOCs are transforming higher education. Not necessarily for the elite and the privelledged, but for the multitudes currently barred from access to higher education because of cost and geographic constraints. The raise of platforms in 2012 such as edX, Udacity, Coursera and soon to start Futurelearn have seen outstanding levels of engagement.
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