MOOC’s are Massive Open Online Courses. The wave of the future! Massive! Open! Online and available all hours of the day! They’re largely free and offered by important institutions such as Harvard, MIT, Stanford. And yet, now we’re finding out the dropout rate of these classes is over 97%.
Why? While it’s easier than ever to get information, it’s a whole other thing to learn. It takes more processing than reading or viewing a screen. It takes interacting with others – teachers, coaches, other students, other people. It takes doing, experiencing, and reflecting. Especially when it comes to learning things like leadership.
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