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Has This New Online College Program Solved the MOOC Problem?

The Georgia Tech program is in its first semester, with 375 students; the university has admitted about 500 more for the summer and fall semesters. Advocates of online higher education hope this first-ever attempt by an elite institution to offer an entire computer-science graduate program in a MOOC-style format will prove the value of so-called massively open online courses, which — after huge fanfare and dramatic growth — have been thwarted by high dropout rates, waning faculty support, and slowing growth.