Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Block That MOOC!
...If massive open online courses, or MOOCs, become more prevalent “all of a sudden you have a new reverse digital divide,” Gene Block, the chancellor of the University of California in Los Angeles, said at the WSJD Live global technology conference. He said that students from wealthy families will continue to send their children to residential four-year colleges, where they learn in the classroom, and in interactions among students and between students and faculty. But community colleges or other non-residential higher-educational institutions are at risk of getting usurped by the MOOCs, he said...
Full story at http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/10/28/are-online-courses-democratizing-education-or-killing-colleges/
Note: Inside Higher Ed has a faculty survey on attitudes toward online ed (which tend to be skeptical). You can access it by following the link at: