What Are MOOCs Good For?

Last October on his blog, Dave Cormier wrote a post entitled “Some things MOOCs are good for,” and as an educational technology writer and advocate, and a participant in MOOCs going back to the first one offered by Stephen Downes and George Siemens, he ought to know.

MOOCs and Continuing Medical Education

In a recent Daily Progress article, Global Medical Education CEO and former Duke professor Prakash Masand suggested that MOOCs could provide an answer to the current shortage of mental health care professionals in the United States.

The Relationship Between Education and Time

In the United States, our educational systems are built on time—12 years of elementary and secondary education (13 if you count kindergarten), two years for an associate’s degree, four years for a bachelor’s degree, two years for a master’s degree, and two to about five years for a PhD.