MOOCs Leave English Learners Behind

With the increasing popularity of the online degree and the widespread availability of massive open online courses (MOOCs), the barriers to entry for higher education haven’t just eroded; they’ve tumbled down. Enrollees have the freedom to complete classes on his or her own schedule from a remote location for a fraction of the cost of the same class in a traditional college setting.

We reported in September how this has created a truly diverse online student body. In a time when minorities go underrepresented on college campuses, they are actually overrepresented in online programs.

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