MOOCs which stands for Massive Open Online course, is now spreading all around the world. This basically means that people can learn important things like high level of education through innovated technology, the internet. MOOCs provides people with free learning platform for higher education. Furthermore since its free learning online system it is a great opportunities for who are not be able to pay the university fees. Moreover, there has been an argument whether MOOCs can replace the place of the colleges. In this regard, the answer is currently low. There has been few universities where they adopted this system but people are not giving credits for MOOCs education yet. Furthermore, there has been an issue about cheating on the online course in the past. What’s more, even though MOOCs can provide an opportunities for learning university lectures, it cannot replace the college since college has the advantages of being face to face learning between teacher and students.
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