Monday, January 28, 2013

MOOCs and Thomas Friedman's "Revolution hits the universities"

If you care about higher ed in the United States, you've probably already read and even discussed Thomas Friedman's recent op-ed in the NYT, Revolution hits the universities.  If so, you need to read this piece in Inside Higher Ed by Kris Olds, a member of the UW–Madison faculty.

In my world at least, a lot of us are talking about MOOCs and see some potential plusses and some serious minuses. This is the clearest single statement of things I've seen and look forward to his coming pieces on this.

(Image ultimately from Moody's, but posted in Olds' piece.)

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