The marketing spiel exudes confidence: “Get the job you want in 2016!” But the connection between massive open online courses (Moocs) and future employment is not so clear. Over the past five years, Moocs have become an educational ecosystem
When massive open online courses emerged four years ago the thing that really caught the public imagination is that they were free. Thousands of people enrolled on courses provided by academic institutions on third-party Mooc platforms such as
Business schools were braced for disaster less than five years ago, with the arrival of massive open online courses, or Moocs, and the platforms that hosted them. They had watched as the digital revolution upended the music industry’s business model.