MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) are very trendy in higher education right now. Like most trends, the excitement will likely die down and they’ll eventually find a useful spot in education. Still, right now there’s an awful lot of people trying to justify their existence.
CZAR: Students are self motivated to learn. You can use a variety of tools to teach them. You could use videos, ebooks, wikis, chat rooms, and a lot more.
BEARD: But then isn't that just the Internet? Don't they already pay for that?
CZAR: How is that any different than libraries? Kids could always learn without us!
BEARD: Good thing they're still too stupid to know that when they get to us, huh?