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  1. “… if something might be lost without the face-to-face communication of a classroom …” While this is certainly true, we should view the whole “move to MOOCs” from another vantage point too: there are areas on this planet whose citizens never had the slightest chance to visit a Western or, in a general sense, a prestigious and accredited university. Forever steeped in ignorance and superstition they had little access to any kind of education, let alone tertiary education. The MOOC system may change all this and put the “backwaters” of Africa and asia on a level footing with those just simply privileged by “place of birth”!

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