Massive open online courses: a first report card

theguardian.com - Many foreign students are running the text of their work, readings and lectures through translation software multiple times. Photograph: Gary S Chapman/Getty ImagesWho's going to grade all that homework?Those of us who are engaged in teaching "massive open online courses", or Moocs , find ourselves answering a lot of questions these days, and that's one we hear a lot.One month into my own effort for Northwestern University, I've heard so many versions of that one on the street, in meetings, and even when doing TV interviews, that I have a quick and facile answer: