Fifteen more universities have agreed to offer free massive open online courses through edX, a nonprofit provider of MOOCs founded by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University, more than doubling its membership, from 12 to 27.
edX has 900,000 registered students and it is planning to generate revenues through selling valid certificates.
Author: Badilescu-Buga, Emil Publication Type: Article Publication Year: 2013 Abstract: A key element in the adoption of innovation is addressing the knowledge gap caused by its introduction in pra...
Innovation is adopted in a social context in which knowledge is discovered, transmitted and created through interactions that occur in social and information systems. Social systems are increasingly accelerating the creation and acquisition of knowledge.
Online education providers may very well disrupt the higher education establishment, but, first, these for-profit companies need to find a way to finance the mammoth technical infrastructure needed to support millions of students.
How the College-Industrial Complex drove tuition to outrageous highs.
According to the College Board, in 1983 a typical private American university managed to provide a bachelor’s-degree-level education to young people just like you for $11,000 a year in tuition and fees. That’s in 2012 dollars.
Instead, those of you at private colleges paid this year an average of $29,000.
GEORGIA Institute of Technology plans to offer a $7000 online masters degree to 10,000 students over the next three years without hiring much more than a handful of new instructors.
MOOC 2.0. The MOOC business model, or more precisely one of the business models, is starting to take shape. The price is still very high, but two things are clear for the new trends: the higher education class is getting much bigger and universities compete on the global scene at a scale never seen before.
Anant Agarwal, president of edX, shared his thoughts at a panel on Friday. At the forum, Agarwal dropped the news that edX, the Harvard and MIT-funded MOOC provider, would announce "a significant number" of university partnerships in the "next few weeks." This news has big implications for both online learning and higher education. Many university educators fear MOOCs will replace them, and the new partnerships will only serve to heighten that anxiety.
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