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December 27, 2012

Online Class: The Next Internet Shakeup

By Steve Anderson, Contributing TMCnet Writer

While we've seen what happens to industries that have an online equivalent – the newspaper industry, for example, has seen much better days, as have the record store and the video store – some industries that likely thought themselves safe have seen that the Internet's reach is much longer and much more potent than previously thought.

The newest area suffering is one that thought it could work with the Internet, and though it does, is also finding that it can be in part replaced by it too. The market being hit like this is the education market, and the Internet is changing the way a lot of people think about school.

In recent days, there’s been plenty of focus on so-called "Massive Open Online Courses" (MOOC), in which universities take the content of several courses and put it online for free consumption by anyone willing to point a browser at it... Read More

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