"Any wholesale online expansion raises the specter of professors being laid off, turned into glorified teaching assistants or relegated to second-tier status, with only academic stars giving the lectures. Indeed, the faculty unions at all three California higher education systems oppose the legislation requiring credit for MOOCs for students shut out of on-campus classes. The state, they say, should restore state financing for public universities, rather than turning to unaccredited private vendors.Colleges Adapt Online Courses to Ease Burden - NYTimes.com
But with so many students lacking access, others say, new alternatives are necessary."
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Colleges Adapt Online Courses to Ease Burden - NYTimes.com
A timely reality check in education, economics, efficiency, and effectiveness