Will instructors be the clowns of the 21st century? If you were looking for entertainment prior to the 20th century, you went to your local town square and watched a clown. Then movies entered the scene. And the clowns? They lost their jobs. In a new research paper, Wharton professors Christian Terwiesch and Karl Ulrich examine the impact that massive open online courses (MOOCs) and the technology embedded in these MOOCs will have on business schools and MBA programs. The debate: Will video kill the classroom star? In other words, will instructors be the clowns of the 21st century?