Critics Challenge MOOC Leaders to a Debate

Campaign for the Future of Higher Education has challenged the leaders of Udacity, edX, and Coursera to a debate about the “claims and promises” of the online education industry. Based on their video, the Campaign is saying that MOOCs aren’t available for low income people they claim to serve because they don’t have access to the internet, among other things. As of this morning, neither Daphne Koller, Anant Agarwal, and Sebastian Thrun have accepted the challenge.

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Yvonne Chan

Yvonne Chan

Yvonne is a writer for Edtech Times who is most interested in technology's role in culture. When she is not combing the web for the latest in educational technology, she is reading classic literature or watching the game on TV. You may know her from Gradeable, Boston.com, Emerson College, Busa Wine & Spirits, UMass Dartmouth, or Burlington High School.