Daphne Koller: What We’re Learning from Online Education
I mentioned this video in today’s State of the University address. I encourage you to take time to watch this video presentation featuring Daphne Koller. a professor at Stanford University and one of the founders of Coursera, an online education platform.
Click here to access video: “What We’re Learning from Online Education“
Thomas Friedman–The Revolution Is Underway
Thomas L. Friedman
For those of us who read the daily bible of higher education-that would be the Chronicle of Higher Education–reports of reform and change in higher education are nothing new. We have entered a new era of dramatic change and across the industry there is talk of throwing out the old business model and creating a new one.
What surprises me are the almost daily reports from the mainstream press about the revolution underway in higher education. The article linked below is not the first one Thomas Friedman has written in recent months on this subject and I’m sure there will be more. This is the guy who taught us how ” the world is flat” and his most influential columns on higher education reform will also have an impact on the conventional wisdom. (more…)
One Way To Control Costs In Higher Education
The New York Times reported this week that the “Battle of the Titans” in online learning is heating up as Harvard and MIT created a new partnership called edX, offering free online courses from both universities. MIT had already announced its online learning project and offered its first course, Circuits and Electronics, to 120,000 students. Not to be outdone, Stanford, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Michigan also announced a new partnership to offer open online courses. (more…)