People who have taken dozens of massive open online courses share their advice for those teaching them.
"Most are driven mainly by curiosity rather than the desire to show off their certificates to any potential employer, and none has paid for a verified certificate."
"Clarity and organization are key."
"Professors are the stars."
"Text still matters."
"Passion matters most."
'Mr. Seiter agrees that it as possible to learn as much online as in a traditional course, but that to do so usually requires doing optional readings, which most MOOCers skip."
Markus Lauer- ""If you want to become an expert in the field," he says, "I think you need the book."