Article posted: 11/18/2012 10:22 PM

New frontier for scaling up online classes: credit

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Peter Struck, associate professor of Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, prepares to record a lecture on Greek Mythology for those who are taking his course online.


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A year ago, hardly anybody knew the term MOOC. But the Internet-based courses offered by elite universities through Coursera, by a consortium led by Harvard and MIT called edX, and by others, are proving wildly popular, with some classes attracting hundreds of thousands of students. MOOCs have landed like a meteorite in higher education.
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