The "unbundling" of degrees that many are predicting -- where students assemble the learning they want, offered in person or online, by one or more institutions to earn credentials -- is something that Hennessy predicted was the future of continuing education and professional education. "Online technologies will dominate this marketplace," he said. And this will include many professionally oriented master's programs, he said. But he rejected the idea that this would be or should be the future of undergraduate education.
This week, Harvard Business School launched an innovative new online education program to the public that it thinks is so far ahead of free online courses that it's worthy of a $1,500 price tag. The 11-week pre-MBA program called CORe accepts about 500 students and is taught in the school's signature case-study method. The first official session started on Feb. 25, and applications are open for spring and summer sessions.
"TOP-QUALITY teaching, stringent admissions criteria and impressive qualifications allow the world’s best universities to charge mega-fees: over $50,000 for a year of undergraduate study at Harvard. Less exalted providers have boomed too, with a similar model that sells seminars, lectures, exams and a “salad days” social life in a single bundle. Now online provision is transforming higher education, giving the best universities a chance to widen their catch, opening new opportunities for the agile, and threatening doom for the laggard and mediocre."
"The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation celebrated its 15th anniversary by announcing its intentions to improve the lives of people in poverty-stricken countries through technological advancements and betting on online education to extend to billions worldwide."
The failure of MOOCs to disrupt higher education has nothing to do with the quality of the courses themselves, many of which are quite good and getting better. Colleges are holding technology at bay because the only thing MOOCs provide is access to world-class professors at an unbeatable price. What they don’t offer are official college degrees, the kind that can get you a job. And that, it turns out, is mostly what college students are paying for.
â€œEach lesson, video and communication with students has been translated so that Chinese speakers can take this course and will not have to rely on English,â€ said Jack Matson, one of the co-instructors and emeritus professor of environmental engineering. For Zhang, a masterâ€™s student in educational and instructional technology, and Fu, a doctoral candidate in education, the process had to go beyond a word-for-word translation to Chinese for their work to be successful. â€œWe want people to first become aware of their innate creativity,â€ said Kathryn Jablokow, a co-instructor and associate professor of mechanical engineering at Penn State Great Valley. In addition to Matson and Jablokow, the other instructors are Darrell Velegol, distinguished professor of chemical engineering, and Elizabeth Kisenwether, an assistant professor of engineering design.
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