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Are MOOCs worth it? From HBR

Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, do result in intangible and tangible benefits for the 4% that complete them.

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Watch the video here. One of the main bits of criticism about MOOC's is their low completion rate. However, for those that do take the time to complete them, they report both tangible and intangible benefits in their career and professional development. 

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In thinking about how to make college more accessible to low income students in the U.S., what role should MOOcs play, if any?


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Perhaps part of the refinement with MOOCs is to tie them to work experiene like the Waterloo model, so a semester working, a semester moocing, and so on.

Waterloo co-op example:

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