MOOC: Define Success

I like the opening of this article by Karen Head, assistant professor in the Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Literature, Media, and Communication, and director of the university’s Communication Center. She has been reporting periodically on her group’s efforts to develop and offer a massive open online course in freshman composition. As I have written, defining what makes a MOOC successful isn't as easy as defining a traditional course based on completion rates and grades. 
Since our MOOC, “First-Year Composition 2.0,” officially ended in late July, I have been asked many times whether the course was a success. My standard response is, “Define success.”
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