MOOCs: are they good for education?

Give some history and background about Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). How do they work? What are their aims? Who enrolls in the courses? Then, evaluate them. What is the completion rate? What benefits and problems have occurred? Have they fulfilled their promise?

If not, is it likely just a matter of time until they do so, or are there inherent weaknesses in the very idea of MOOCs? Each paper should be 2000 words-long (endnotes, bibliography and appendices, if any, are not included in this count), double-spaced, and typed using 12 p. size Times New Roman fonts. Except for the title page, all other pages should be numbered. All notes and references should appear as endnotes (as opposed to footnotes). In addition to the endnotes, you should have an Annotated Bibliography section. All citations and references as well as the bibliography must follow the specifications of the Chicago Manuscript Format Style.