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Review: To Mooc or Not to Mooc: How Can Online Learning Help to Build the Future of Higher Education?

To Mooc or Not to Mooc: How Can Online Learning Help to Build the Future of Higher Education? To Mooc or Not to Mooc: How Can Online Learning Help to Build the Future of Higher Education? by Sarah Porter
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I've gone back and forth deciding whether to give this book 2 stars or 1 star. The book wasn't awful, but it was really not all that great. It is a very high level view of MOOCs, written partly as use-cases, and the audience tends to be university administration rather than faculty and instructional support staff. Because it is written as such a broad level, without a ton of specifics, its generality becomes its own demise. It's too broad to be of use to most people. I don't really want to poo-poo someone's work, but I really didn't see much utility in this book.  At least it tried to be fair and balanced (or so it seemed) and it wasn't just an attack on MOOCs like other books that rushed to publication around that time.

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