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MOOCs are here. How should state universities respond? | Dangerously Irrelevant

MOOCs are here. How should state universities respond? | Dangerously Irrelevant | Innovations in e-Learning | Scoop.it

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"Here is a short essay on MOOCs that Drs. Steve Vardeman and Max Morris, Statistics faculty at Iowa State University, gave me permission to share. Their essential premises? That MOOCs are going to rock state (and other) universities’ worlds, that most institutions should immediately institute moratoriums on hiring new faculty and building new facilities, and that universities need to focus on clarifying their value proposition in a world of ‘commodity [higher] education.’

 

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yikes..sounds scary

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Gary's curator insight, February 3, 2013 6:56 AM

A discussion that must take place.  Higher education is changing now and our state universities may be the next ghost towns unlesss we address reality.

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The Future of Digital Education

http://www.cuonline.edu The nature of education is changing. With CU Online, the pedagogy of the University of Colorado Denver has been extended globally sin...
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An eBay For Professors To Sell College Courses Directly To Students

An eBay For Professors To Sell College Courses Directly To Students | Innovations in e-Learning | Scoop.it
In yet another step toward democratizing higher education, StraighterLine, a pioneering provider of accredited, low-cost, self-paced online college courses, has started a new feature called "Professor Direct." The program--which will be eligible...
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Commodification of everything