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Class2Go:  Stanford Ups the Ante for MOOCs

Class2Go: Stanford Ups the Ante for MOOCs

Our regular readers (both of them) will know that we are closely following how technology is affecting workforce development in general and higher education in particular.  Tech Crunch reports that Stanford University has come out with a new platform for its Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) that makes the process even more open: [As] of […]

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Technology & the Ongoing Reinvention of Education & Workforce Development

Technology & the Ongoing Reinvention of Education & Workforce Development

The rapid adoption of technology into education raises profound challenges and opportunities for education and workforce development.  The latest in this saga is from the Atlantic: As the historical model of education continues to come into contact with disruptive technologies, those technologies strike increasingly close to the heart of education’s basic value proposition. Institutions like […]

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Are Free On-Line Resources Undermining Higher Ed’s Business Model? (Part 2)

Are Free On-Line Resources Undermining Higher Ed’s Business Model? (Part 2)

Following our post yesterday, we’ve got some more thoughts about the challenge on-line learning poses for public higher education.  It goes even further than just the delivery of educational content through videos and other on-line technology.   Inside Higher Ed has a piece on how Khan is creating analytics for instructors that are designed to enable […]

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Are Free On-Line Resources Undermining Higher Ed’s Business Model?

Are Free On-Line Resources Undermining Higher Ed’s Business Model?

In case you missed it:  the NY Times recently reported on the efforts of Salman Khan’s Khan Academy to improve education by offering free online materials to schools, colleges and universities.  As the article points out, Khan’s efforts may turn out to be wholly inadequate, but are a harbinger of a dramatic change in the […]

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