While MMORPGs get a lot of “video game” ink–for those unfamiliar, think World of Warcraft–the idea massive, open online approaches has seeped into education.

5 Characteristics of Massive Open Online Courses

  1. Course participants are likely distributed all over the world
  2. The courses do not have specific requirements
  3. The classroom is only one of many hubs where students might interact
  4. Course content isn’t in any one place
  5. MOOCs are often free

The World of Massive Open Online Courses

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