European Universities Catch the Online Wave (NYT)

By CHRISTOPHER F. SCHUETZE
Published: September 22, 2013

BIELEFELD, Germany — At first blush, the unassuming Bielefeld University of Applied Science — a small public technical college in a small German city — has little in common with the world-renowned Stanford University.
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“Checking the Internet, however, one surprising similarity emerges: the long reach of some of their undergraduate lectures.

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“‘Normal business is not going to work: universities are going to have to turn to technological innovations to be able to cope with the big increase of numbers,’ said Dennis Abbot, a commission spokesman on education policy.

“‘There is a revolution out there at the moment; we cannot afford to be left behind,’ Mr. Abbot said.”

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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