Massive open online courses (MOOC) are here to stay. While some of the early hype may have dulled, the concept of the MOOC still appeals to students and many educators. Those who don't like them point to the lack of completion rates, the limited business model success -- even bad teachers -- and dismiss MOOCs as a fad that's had its day; however, the arguments in favor of the proliferation of the MOOC concept will ultimately win out. Nothing remains static, and the MOOC's deficits will ultimately represent forward steps on the path of experimentation and product development.
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