Online Learning Update

October 18, 2012

Will MOOCs Open Elite Universities to Excessive Corporate Influence – an essay

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

by Mark Edmundson, Inside Higher Ed

This is the first time in my memory when our leaders — presidents and deans and boards of trustees — have so energetically opened the doors of the house of learning to commerce. It is the first time that they’ve shown willingness to insert the entrepreneurs directly into our day-to-day teaching lives. In the past they have stood between us and the market. Though the members of American boards of trustees often come from business, they have understood that the hunger for wealth is not compatible with genuine intellectual life.

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