Monday, August 15, 2016

DeMillo on MOOCs and College Affordability - David Weldon, Campus Technology

Technology has the potential to solve the affordability and access problem in higher education, according to the author of Revolution in Higher Education. Richard DeMillo, author and director of Georgia Tech's Center for 21st Century Universities says "We've gotten to this state by choosing the most expensive – and least effective – way to run our universities.... The cost of tuition is rising at four times the cost of inflation. And I don't think that will change anytime soon." In order to be sustainable, universities must find new ways to deliver education, he said. "One way to think about it – you've got this fight between a method of teaching that is thousands of years old, and something that is very different." In particular, he believes massive open online courses will be a key part of the transformation. DeMillo envisions is the broader use of MOOCs to enroll more full time students than was previously possible – for entire degree programs. https://campustechnology.com/articles/2016/08/04/demillo-on-moocs-and-college-affordability.aspx

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