While discussing the focus of a book I’m writing about online education, my husband (who is not an academic) said that he “couldn’t imagine any Harvard professors ‘stooping’ to teaching online.” Paradoxically, that statement—with its indictment of online teaching as ‘less than’ — encapsulates both some myths and realities about higher education, generally, and online […]
The Real Reason College Tuition Costs So Much Graphics by Laurie Rollitt. This originally appeared in The New York Times.
By SCOTT A. SANDAGEMARCH 25, 2015 If you have sat through a high school commencement ceremony in the past 25 years, you may have endured an earnest recitation of the last book written by Dr. Seuss, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” The book is a popular gift to graduates from grown-ups who have forgotten how […]
Three years ago, technology was going to transform higher education. What happened? Over the course of a few months in early 2012, leading scientists from Harvard, Stanford and M.I.T. started three companies to provide Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, to anyone in the world with an Internet connection. The courses were free. Millions of […]