MOOCs differentiate professional development for teachers

While the use of massive open online courses in teachers' professional development is still relatively new, MOOCs show promise, experts say. MOOCs can offer relevant information specific to them and taught by organizations with the necessary expertise, said Julia Stiglitz, director of business development and strategic partnerships for Coursera. "Sitting through PD that is not related to something you need to work on can be very frustrating," she said.

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