Online Learning Update

May 22, 2012

Are universities scared of the online learning movement?

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:05 am

By Peter G. Klein, Christian Science Monitor

Mainline universities loudly proclaim their love of online learning — and pedagogical innovation more generally — while doing everything possible to slow it. If there is fundamental reform, it will surely come from outside the guild system, not within it. It’s great that Harvard and MIT and other elite universities are offering some classes online. But look instead to bolder experiments like the Mises Academy — not a duplicate of the standard degree program, but a modular, flexible, focused approach to teaching Austrian economics and related subjects. Call it guerrilla teaching. Let’s see where this new movement can go!

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