Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Why the University System, as We Know It, Won’t Last …. and What’s Coming Next | Open Culture

Why the University System, as We Know It, Won’t Last …. and What’s Coming Next | Open Culture:

 "It’s easy to sell books and other commodities on the web. It’s not easy to deliver a quality education. But two converging trends point toward a future when we will see the traditional university give way to an online alternative — something I wasn’t willing to bank on two years ago. First, Silicon Valley is finally focusing on e-learning. Udacity, Coursera, Kahn Academy, EdX — they’re all looking to lift e-learning out of a long period of stagnation. And, second, times are tough, and the traditional university system doesn’t care enough about managing costs, while wrongly assuming that it has a captive audience."
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