The MOOC dropout rate is sky high. The cause is likely a motivation issue, not quality.
For more information about online courses, see “The Spectrum of Opinion About MOOCs” by Doug Holton; “What Are MOOCs Good For?” by Justin Pope for the MIT Technology Review; and, “Free Online Courses for everyone! List of MOOCS offered by the Best Universities and Entities” at www.mooc-list.com
Nanodegrees in vocational education: Big companies once trained employees on company time, but that benefit has become scarce as today’s technology jobs race ahead with the digital age. Result? Employers are concerned that traditional four-year technology degrees may be obsolete before college graduates hit the job market.