2012 was the “The Year of the MOOC” as dubbed by The New York Times (and noted by edtechmagazine.com). Yet we saw some of the first MOOCS back in 2008 but the recent trend in growth and adoption of these open courses has a lot to do with the nontraditional education route that students are choosing to take.

With MOOCs’ disrupting the higher education system as we know it, there will continue to be a mass increase of online learning in the coming years. See EdTech Magazine’s short introduction to the infographic below that originally appeared on NerdWallet.com.

See these recent Getting Smart articles that also mention the rise of MOOCs:

Rise of the MOOCs

Via: NerdWallet

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