Podcast: Will MOOCs Transform Higher Ed After All?

Massive open online courses for learners, otherwise known as MOOCs, were billed as the way to transform and broaden opportunities in higher education. Anant Agarwal, a professor at MIT and the founder and CEO of edX, a nonprofit online learning platform, talks about the value of the online approach.

Agarwal elaborates, “We want to increase access to learners everywhere. Imagine there will become a time when anybody anywhere can get a very high quality education that could be comparable to an education you might receive at Harvard or MIT for that matter.”

Listen to the podcast here.

This podcast is created and produced by higher education experts Jeff Selingo and Michael Horn.  Selingo, a FutureEd senior fellow and former editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education, is special advisor and professor of practice at Arizona State University, and a visiting scholar at Georgia Tech’s Center for 21st Century Universities. Horn is chief strategy officer for the Entangled Group, an education investment firm,  and a senior partner at Entangled Solutions, an education consulting company.  Selingo and Horn can be contacted here. Future U is supported by the Academy for Innovative Higher Education Leadership, a partnership between Arizona State University and Georgetown University, and by Entangled Solutions.