Matthew Filner, head of the social science department at Metropolitan State University, cautions in MinnPost that Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) might very well be far from free — at least under recently passed Minnesota legislation: The language defining “tuition-free” is telling. According to the bill, tuition-free means that “required fees and other required charges Read more

Augsburg College faculty members Lars D. Christiansen and Michael J. Lansing write in MinnPost why physical presence is so important in teaching, and why online education — specifically the massive open online course (MOOC) — offers the promise of something it can’t deliver: “MOOC boosters assume that education is about the thinking mind, not the feeling body. For the Read more