Graduates in the UK are expected to have an average of £66,897 to pay for higher education tuition according to a recent study.
Marxian analysis of fee rises and cuts to tuition grants claims the impacts will fall disproportionately on the most disadvantaged students, and families raising children. Anecdotal evidence presented by writer on a further fee hike on the way.
Educators and institutions have a choice about who controls MOOC copyright, their ability to earn revenue and their MOOC user data.
I'm arguing that MOOC producers need to be sure they are getting a good deal. The rights precedents are stacking up in favour of the platforms, who see education as a publishing deal. I disagree. Learning is a wholly different kind of contract.
Joshua Kim on the disconnect of faculty and campus in learning technology: faculty innovates, management puts the brakes on, or heistates to adopt widely. Question for LMS: do unified platforms solve the problem technically ? Probably yes. Socially ? Possbily no.
Richard Levin, the new CEO of Coursera, is getting quite clear about the new goals for the company. At first glance the changes might seem semantic in nature, but I believe the semantics are revealing. Consider this interview with the Washington Post … Continue reading →
e-learning observer Phil Hill with a critique of Coursera's apparent shift to serve the goals of institutions rather than of learners
Who owns what learners do in a MOOC is going to be thorny topic. Educause is optimistic that Fair Use will cover it: but this rests on learners making original "transformative" use of copyrighted third party material in the MOOC. Not many do.
Horizon Scanning study points to a ‘new kind of pedagogy’ in higher education by 2020
This is the flipside of the MOOC enabling students to be assembled in a way that intersects vertically with the traditional continuum of education. The tutors hop in from above when you need them, they don't wait in a queue to see the learners
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