http://www.slate.com/etc/designs/slate/images/mySlateLogoSmall.pngBy . Widespread online-only higher ed will be disastrous for students—and most professors. The word mooc sounds a bit like slang from Goodfellas or the affectionate shortening of the already-affectionate name of a former outfielder for the New York Mets. In fact, a MOOC is a new kind of college-like experience that seems to possess the magical power to turn some of the smartest people in academia into followers of a faith-based cult because they want to become its idols. Read more...