It's making the rounds in the news that MIT is trying a MOOC-delivered certificate program that will help facilitate entry into the Supply Chain Management master's program there. http://www.wsj.com/articles/mit-to-add-micro-masters-program-for-supply-chain-management-1444245905
I'm just curious about everyone's thoughts about this approach. I'm not entirely on board with the MOOC concept yet, and completion rates tend to be very poor. Having recently completed a coursework-based certificate at HES I also wonder how much of the real academic experience you get with a MOOC versus the live interaction with a faculty member and fellow students. It's definitely interesting and I thought it might be good for some discussion here.