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Re: Introduction….and no question yet..have thought of a BIG question

Hi Tom,

You're right that MOOCs are best for people who already know how to learn
in quasi-formal and self-directed settings so they are not likely to
replace schools, at least not in their present form. They do not offer any
of the pastoral functions that traditional institutional education does. Of
course, we could say that much of this support apparatus exists only to
overcome the many impediments to learning that schools themselves create. [...]