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Online students and teachers are no different from the rest of academia

My name is David Newton, professor of business studies. I'm an online higher education tutor. Some of you may read that last sentence as a …

Jimmy Wales: Boring university lectures 'are doomed'

<b>The boring university lecture is going to be the first major casualty of the rise in online learning in higher education, says Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales.</b><p>The custodian of the world's biggest online encyclopaedia says that unless universities respond to the rising tide of online courses new major …

Higher Education

Essay on the need to focus higher ed reforms on the right goals, not just quick change

So many exciting and innovative efforts are under way to deliver the best educational value to as many students as possible. Since joining the Bill & …

MOOCs and Economic Reality – The Conversation - Blogs

In “We’re All to Blame for MOOCs,” Patrick J. Deneen proposes a transformation away from global universities and toward identity-driven colleges as a …

How Not to Help the Poor: The Lesson of Soaring College Prices

Many public universities have tried to keep tuition down for low-income students while raising it for the rest. Instead, they've made education less affordable for everyone.<p>Reuters<p>Whenever policymakers argue over ways to lower the budget deficit, one of the most popular ideas on both sides of the …