Skittish college professors won't stop the digital disruption of higher education. This online educational revolution is the next wave, and it is still very early. Rarely has a societal problem been presented with such an ideal solution. We should embrace it passionately, because it's happening whether we do or not.
Here's a course topic not currently offered by any of the providers of massive open online courses: "The Implications of Coursera’s For-Profit Business Model for Global Public Education." The course was proposed last week by Robert Meister,...
Challenging findings of landmark 2011 study, new data suggest that college students make significantly bigger gains in critical thinking. But differences in methodology may contribute to the differing conclusions.
Times Higher Education Some Professors Want Brakes Put on MOOCs The Nonprofit Quarterly Although initial news coverage suggested that Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) were a harbinger of democratic higher education available to all, professors...
Despite a year of considerable hype as leading colleges and universities created online partnerships to try to redefine higher education, a recent spate of strong faculty reactions make clear that tradition will not change easily or silently, especially at institutions with a strong history of faculty influence. Citing a variety of reasons, the three universities’ decisions offer a spectrum of reactions to a new wave of online learning and the companies, in this case 2U, that are trying to drive that change.
Seeking to “reset” a contentious debate about the role of technology in California public higher education, the authors of a new report argue that California policy makers need a statewide approach to end what they call years of isolated, segmented and ineffective online offerings.
According to data from the Department of Education on college degrees by gender, the US college degree gap favoring women started back in 1978. The concern about gender imbalances and gender equity in higher education is very selective, imbalanced and inequitable – there is only concern when women are under-represented and never any concern when men are under-represented.
The public is invited to join Sir John Daniel, a world-renowned researcher and theorist in the field of online and distance education, for a presentation, “Making sense of MOOCs and other emerging models in higher education,” from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
For students who really don’t know the score upon arrival, waiting until they’re leaving is just too late. Better to get to them early, so they can appreciate what the academic side of the college can offer before it’s gone.