Tuesday, December 11, 2012
This essay takes a look at how the higher education system has taken on the business model, and how the new creation of MOOCs are a part of this model. MOOCs are at this moment free, but nothing in our society is free, and the arguement is made that MOOCs are no exception. A contract is looked at and eight different ways of making profit are found, proving that MOOCs intend and already have taken on the business model. The next question is what direction does education intend to go if they are already focusing on making a profit. Education moving in th edirection of money is a slippery slope and could in future cause a more negative effect on education then it aleady does. Being that MOOCs are created with the intention of making profit they will only be worse for the education system since they take the face-to-face learning experience out of education.