wouldn't get so carried away. When has education not been open? And while I don't disagree that change is afoot, it might well be doing that
peculiar French two-step: plus
ça change, plus c'est la même chose
Again, if Coursera is backed by venture capital, isn't
there an expectation (speaking of spiraling costs) of a
return on investment? But (speaking of open education)
I'll check the Dec. 1 Economist at the library.
On 12/3/2012 8:44 PM, Chokh Raj wrote:
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Change is afoot, indeed!
The very concept of open education is fabulous,
its implications diverse and far-reaching!
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Re: OT: Coursera
Tue, Dec 4, 2012 1:10:41 AM
Coursera and other online companies are
discussed in the Dec. 1 issue of the Economist
(at page 29) in an article challenging
traditional universities' spiraling costs
relative to the present and future benefits they
bestow upon students at all levels of academic
Change is afoot.