Walk Deliberately, Don't Run, Toward Online Education

"Also at play is what I can only call the missionary spirit. The creators of many online courses are true believers who simply want to get on with their work without being distracted by the need to assess outcomes or costs. In all fairness, I have to add that these are early days, and it is unrealistic to expect to have in hand careful assessments of potentially pathbreaking offerings, such as some of the MOOCs (massive open online courses) that have been introduced relatively recently. Still, there is no excuse for not working now on plans for rigorous third-party evaluations." | 0 Comments


Mission, MOOCs, & Money

Forget basketball and March Madness. Aside from always pressing financial issues, it is “MOOC madness” that has emerged as the topic du jour at a growing number of American colleges and universities. Indeed, in boardrooms all across the country, people are grappling with what the advent of MOOCs—massive open online courses—means to their institutions. | 0 Comments

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