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The Rising Power of MOOCs Infographic


Have you heard that it’s possible for anyone to learn at Harvard? Yep, it’s true! And Duke, Yale and MIT, too! That’s right! With the arrival of MOOCs—Massive Open Online Courses—onto the educational scene, the opportunity to learn from some of the best academic institutions in the country is now available—for free—to anyone who may be motivated to do so.

Just three years ago MOOCs were an idea. Now over five million students from around the world are enrolled in courses that allow them to obtain a level of education that many could only dream of in the past. Check out the infographic shown below to learn more about the latest craze—Who takes MOOCs and why as well as the pros and cons associated with learning in this techie environment.

the power of moocs infographic

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Classroom Connection:

Since 27% of the MOOC population consists of high school students, teachers can use this infographic to learn more about this growing online trend that is changing the face of education.

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