Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are a relatively new and very controversial way to provide global online higher education opportunities. Begin by reading Revolution Hits the Universities, an optimistic opinion piece published in the New York Times by Thomas L. Friedman. Then read Online Courses: Possibilities and Pitfalls, a compilation of Letters to the Editor in response to Friedman's article. 

After completing the readings, please take the following short survey regarding Friedman's comments on MOOCs.

Sources:

Revolution Hits the Universities. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/27/opinion/sunday/friedman-revolution-hits-the-universities.html?pagewanted=1&tntemail1=y&emc=tnt

Online Courses: Possibilities and Pitfalls. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/29/opinion/online-courses-possibilities-and-pitfalls.html?emc=tnt&tntemail1=y