Tuesday, April 22, 2014

MOOCsAre Not Cheaper Than Conventional Courses

The Linux Foundation is offering the course "Introduction to Linux" (LFS101x) starting 3rd Quarter 2014, through edX. The course is free to "Audit", or $US250 with a Certificate of Achievement. While that may sound cheap for a course, consider that the completion rate for MOOCs is about 10%, less than one fifth that of more conventional online courses. Factoring in the student's chance of completion, MOOCs may be no cheaper than conventional on-line courses.

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