MOOCs, Massive Open Online Classes in which students could study college-level material for free, were initial seen as major disruptive force in education. It didn't happen. Even when they were free, many students didn't find them worth completing. Higher ed has learned from the experience, and begun seeking better ways to use their assets—all those highly skilled professors—to greater advantage. One of the most intriguing MOOC applications I've seen was reported in the March 1 Springwise.com
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Berlin-based Kiron works with refugee students to put together an online course of study, rigorous enough to provide entry into a partner university’s second year of study. Using Massive Open Online Courses...