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Are Universities Afraid of Online Learning?

Are Universities Afraid of Online Learning? | C21 learning: ideas and tools for teachers | Scoop.it

On May 17, 2012, Peter Klein, writing for the Christian Science Monitor, wrote that, "Mainline universities loudly proclaim their love of online learning — and pedagogical innovation more generally — while doing everything possible to retard it. The strategy has been to make a few easy, low-cost, conservative moves that preserve the status quo, such as putting some existing courses online, while trying to suppress the innovative outsiders like Phoenix, DeVry, TED, Kahn Academy, etc. It’s a classic example of what Clayton Christensen calls sustaining innovation — incremental changes that keep the existing market structure intact. The last thing the higher-ed establishment wants is disruptive innovation that challenges its dominant incumbent position" (CSMonitor.com).


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MITx + Harvard = edX

MITx + Harvard = edX | C21 learning: ideas and tools for teachers | Scoop.it

This is big news: Harvard and MIT form a partnership called edX that'll build on the MITx platform. Harvard plans to start offering courses online for free (with certificates available upon completion -- for a fee). And the two universities launch a research initiative to examine how these sorts of efforts support teaching and learning online and on-campus.


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