Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Two good higher education links

1. Marginal Revolution on a $10,000 degree.

"The upshot of her approach is that an entire degree can be done for $10,000 per student."

2. Certifying MOOCs for credits - from Al Roth.

I think that MOOCs could become much more widespread and have a huge impact on the higher education system.  Its not difficult to imagine a scenario where students could take a MOOC, and then travel to a local center every so often to take an in-person test.  (If there are concerns over cheating, and I think there should be, then this is an easy work-around.)  It seems quite plausible that, in the future, 10-20% of all students will complete one or two years of college through MOOCs.

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