It’s easy to take online learning for granted, whether it’s finding how to do something on YouTube or following a free online course from a university.
When educationalists write about Moocs – massive open online courses – it is often about the technical achievement of being able to deliver chunks of higher education courses to millions of online learners. Or else it’s about the economics of universities taking their wares to a wider audience or delivering extra content for their existing students.
But Moocs – a few years after the initial hype about these digital courses – are now teaching people who would otherwise be unable to access lessons.
Read more on the BBC website: Reaching the parts others cannot teach