MOOC Mania Meets the Sober Reality of Education (HuffPo)

Dr. Keith Devlin

Mathematician, Stanford University

Politicians who saw MOOCs as a means to cut the cost of higher education are having to think again after two high-profile initiatives in California recently came to a crashing halt.

“There will, I am sure, be disruption in higher education. On a local basis, some colleges and universities will go out of business and others (having a different structure) may spring into existence. But, unlike the rapid and dramatic way technology upturned the music industry and journalism, I think that, apart from some changes (such as flipped classrooms), it is only in retrospect that we will recognize the disruption of the entire higher education system.”

The short video put out by Stanford (embedded in the article) is worth watching.

About Ryan C. Fowler

Ryan is a curricular fellow at the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington D.C. He also teaches at Franklin and Marshall College and Lancaster Theological Seminary.
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