MOOCs in Science Education

Online courses may offer a range of benefits to advanced science education, research.

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Learning what you need at the

Learning what you need at the fastest pace to gain competency rather than education based on "seat time" is the true value proposition of online education in all it's formats, whether through MOOCs or other venues. But substitution of interactions at meetings, courses, and visiting others labs inhibits other skill formation with greater value including developing collaborative ideas, innovations, and outputs that only occur through face-to-face relationship building and iterative innovative discussion.