Friday, 11 January 2013

Technology Disrupts Higher Education for Better, for Worse and for Profit | EdTech Magazine

Technology Disrupts Higher Education for Better, for Worse and for Profit | EdTech Magazine: "Should educational institutions be able to financially profit from their students?

Technology has opened a can of worms that has most of higher education discussing massive open online courses (MOOCs), distance learning and other types of web-based education. As we’ve discussed many times on this site, greater access to higher education is largely perceived as a positive thing, but it does create a series of questions that do not yet have answers.

One of the questions focuses on for-profit education. The Internet has made it extremely easy to deliver education to anyone with a connection. Like many other industries, the impact of the Internet is both good and bad: On one hand, it creates endless opportunities for innovation. On the other hand, it challenges the traditional way of doing just about everything. The establishment is poised for change, but the path has yet to be determined."


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