August 27th, 2014
Massive, open, online courses could be reshaping the typical college classroom. Tonight, PBS NewsHour Weekend Anchor Hari Sreenivasan looks at how in the third story in his Rethinking College series.
classes, known as MOOCs, were once hailed as the next big disruption to
traditional higher education, opening the door to a college education
to anyone, anywhere in the world. But the low percentage of students who
complete such classes on their own, and the fact that most people who
sign up for MOOCs already have a college degree, have educators
rethinking how the new format for college coursework can best be put to