Good summary about the limitations of online learning

Facebook somehow actually figured out something I'd be interested in recently - KQED's Mindshift Blog.  Recently they wrote a great post about the problem with MOOCs. I've repeatedly said that by $1500 3 credit course in "Adult Learning Theory" at UMBC could have been boiled down to one word:


It makes me wonder if the ideal scenario for most learning is a flipped model (recorded lectures watched at the students convenience) with the in-person sessions being used for conversation, analysis, synthesis, skills practice and keeping the learner motivated.