Educational Technology

August 30, 2012

Altruism takes a back seat as US elite consolidate to profit from open courses

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by Jon Marcus, London Times

Anant Agarwal looked out the window of his new office on the seventh floor of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Stata Center for Computer, Information, and Intelligence Sciences and mused aloud – and without evident irony – about the future of online education. “We’re going to change the world,” said Dr Agarwal, who is heading edX – the MIT-Harvard University collaboration to provide such education. Courses from edX could reach 1 billion people, he said. And, no, he was not trying to compete with other universities that plan to teach online. There was room for everyone, Dr Agarwal said, with a smile.

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