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From the Panel
For: Anant Agarwal
- Why Massive Open Online Courses (Still) Matter
Anant Agarwal, TED2013, June 2013The head of edX, Agarwal, makes the case that MOOCs still matter — as a way to share high-level learning widely and supplement (but perhaps not replace) traditional classrooms.
- We Need to Change Everything on Campus: Anant Agarwal of edX on MOOCs, MIT and New Models of Higher Education
Helen Walters interviews Anant Agarwal, TED Blog, January 27, 2014At the same time, if you take MOOC technology and blend it with in-person class help, we can achieve the blended model, which is even better and can improve campus education.
- Interview with Anant Agarwal, President of edX
Mathew Caines interviews Anant Agarwal, The Guardian, October 24, 2013Education needs to transform. Those who don't and stick to the same old ways, without adapting to new technologies, will be in trouble.
- Anant Agarwal Answers Your Questions About edX and the Future of Education
Slashdot, October 15, 2013Agarwal answers readers’ questions about the future of education and the growth of MOOCs on Slashdot.
- One Course, 150,000 Students
Tamar Lewin interviews Anant Agarwal, New York Times, July 18, 2012Agarwal on the beginnings of edX.
- QuickWire: edX and Facebook Team Up to Offer Free Education in Rwanda
Lawrence Biemiller, The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 24, 2014The nonprofit online-learning organization edX will work with Facebook and two other companies to provide free, localized education to students in Rwanda on ‘affordable’ smart phones.
- Anant Agarwal on the Future of edX and a Key New Hire
Mary Moore, Boston Business Journal, March 24, 2014'We remain totally steadfast in our mission to increase access our learners. And we want to improve campus education through blended learning and do research into learning, to understand how people learn.'
For: Ben Nelson
- The Minerva Project: An Online College to Rival the Ivy League
Kristina Dell, NationSwell, January 24, 2014A new online undergraduate program updates the traditional 'core' and aims to teach students how to succeed in the real world.
- Better than Harvard? Minerva Project Aims to Transform Elite Education
Celia Baker, Deseret News, November 7, 2013Ben Nelson wants to create an elite bachelor's degree like the kind you get at schools like Harvard or Stanford, but which is less costly and more widely available.
- Watch Your Back Harvard, This Tech Titan Is Coming for Your Students
Nicole Goodkind, January 15, 2014In the fall of 2014 Nelson will matriculate the first class of students at The Minerva Schools at KGI (in partnership with the Keck Graduate Institute of the Claremont University Consortium), which he founded.
- Ben Nelson: The Higher Education Revolution
Shaifali Puri interviews Ben Nelson, Scientists Without Borders, September 27, 2012Shaifali Puri, of Scientists without Borders, interviews Ben Nelson, of Minerva, about revolutionising higher education, during the Net effect session at The Economist's Ideas Economy: Human Potential event.
- Minerva Project to Redefine Higher Education: CEO
Erik Schatzker and Stephanie Ruhle interview Ben Nelson, Bloomberg TV, September 4, 2013Nelson talks about the online university's strategy and outlook for higher education in the U.S.
- Ben Nelson: The Man Who Would Overthrow Harvard
Matthew Kaminski, The Wall Street Journal, April 9, 2013Minerva Project touts itself as the first elite—make that "e-lite"—American university to open in 100 years.
Against: Jonathan Cole
- Leading Voices in Higher Education
Jonathan Cole, Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth, May 16, 2012In this lecture, Cole discusses the history and future of leading American universities.
- The Great American University
Jonathan Cole, Public Affairs, January 12, 2010This book traces the origins and evolution of our great universities.
- Click Here for a Columbia Education?
Columbia College Today, February 2001Cole comments on online education at Columbia in 2001.
Against: Rebecca Schuman
- Why Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) Failed
Virginia Prescott, Word of Mouth, New Hampshire Public Radio, December 11, 2013Schuman discusses MOOCs and Udacity’s Sebastian Thrun with Virginia Prescott.
- The King of MOOCs Abdicates the Throne
Rebecca Schuman, Slate, November 19, 2013 Sebastian Thrun, godfather of the massive open online course, has quietly spread a plastic tarp on the floor, nudged his most famous educational invention into the center, and is about to pull the trigger.
- Thomas Friedman’s Vision of Online Oligarchy
Rebecca Schuman, The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 8, 2013The brave new world of democratized education (never mind that most remote villages in Egypt do not have high-speed Internet) is anything but.
ARTICLES FOR & AGAINST
- Revolution Hits the Universities
Thomas Friedman, New York Times, January 26, 2013Nothing has more potential to enable us to reimagine higher education than the massive open online course, or MOOC.
- Higher Education’s Online Revolution
John Chubb and Terry Moe, The Wall Street Journal, May 30, 2012The substitution of technology (which is cheap) for labor (which is expensive) can vastly increase access to an elite-caliber education.
- Can the Current Model of Higher Education Survive MOOCs and Online Learning?
Henry Lucas, Educause Review, October 7, 2013Not all U.S. colleges and universities will disappear as a result of new technologies, but clearly some will. If higher education institutions embrace the status quo, they will no longer be in control of their own fate.
- Equalizing Superstars: The Internet and the Democratization of Education
Daron Acemoglu, David Laibson and John List, MIT Department of Economics Working Paper, January 17, 2014Not only will educational resources be more equally distributed, but also lower-skilled teachers will be winners from this technology.
- Three Ways MOOCs Will Change Colleges
Danielle Kurtzleben, U.S. News & World Report, June 18, 2013A few ways that the trend of free online courses could significantly reshape the higher education landscape.
- The Revolution Is Not Being MOOC-ized
Gayle Christensen and Brandon Alcorn, Slate, March 16, 2014Ultimately, MOOCs are not by themselves a mechanism for development but require certain levels of education and technology.
- Why MOOCs Won’t Revolutionize Higher Ed
Larry Cuban, The Washington Post, July 8, 2013Why will some of these MOOC start-ups die? It is hard to make sufficient money year-after-year from delivering instruction because teaching and learning, unlike automobiles and washing machines, are not subject to productivity and efficiency gains.
- What MOOCs Can’t Teach
Emma Green, The Atlantic, December 16, 2013Even the founders of education start-ups say that online courses can’t replace the classroom experience.
- Faculty Backlash Grows Against Online Partnerships
Steve Kolowich, The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 6, 2013Many professors recognize that online education is changing the landscape of academe. But faculty members at several colleges are making it clear that they will not be steamrolled.
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