Online Learning Update

February 28, 2012

MIT Online vs. Your Local College: How Will Online Learning Stack Up?

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:10 am

by Alan Jacobs, the Atlantic

That’s going to be the key to the future of online learning: not whether universities simply film their best lecturers, or place all their course materials online, but whether they find an optimal design for online learning. But of course, as I suggested in my earlier post, it may not be universities who first figure this out: it may be educational entrepreneurs like Sebastian Thrun. If so — and depending on what kinds of intellectual property claims people like Thrun can make and sustain — universities may find themselves playing a futile game of catch-up.

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