Anyone who's gone through the effort of converting a traditional course into a MOOC can attest that the "M" in the acronym doesn't just refer to the size of the class--it's also an apt description of how much labor is involved in preparing the course.
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Kühn enjoys MOOCs and has recommended them to friends, and in this regard, he is typical of many science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students who take classes from online platforms. A readers' survey conducted by Nature and Scientific American found that more than 80 percent of 1,128 STEM students who had taken at least one MOOC agreed or strongly agreed that they enjoyed the latest course they took. Slightly larger percentages said they would take a MOOC in the future and w