If you haven’t yet encountered the massive open online courses (MOOCs) phenomena, it may behoove you to learn more about them by reading the articles in a special issue of AFT on Campus that is devoted entirely to the subject of MOOCs.

Contributors to the issue note that “the reality of MOOCs is that they are a novel and appealing phenomenon that venture capitalists are rushing to invest in, but they are not a quality alternative to current face-to-face or hybrid classroom and online experiences.”

In his article on “The politics of online learning,” Richard D. Kahlenberg, a senior fellow at the Century Foundation, writes that

To learn more about this important issue and the potential threats to quality education for all students, you may download a PDF of Kahlenberg’s complete article, or you may access it in a special online digital version of the special issue of AFT on Campus focusing on MOOCs.