Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The online university




Oxford University started teaching as long ago as 1096 and if you wander the ancient colleges and quads you may be forgiven in feeling that little has changed there since. But, just as the Internet has transformed how we buy books, book holidays and consume all forms of media, a new generation of innovators and entrepreneurs have university education in their sights. A long and detailed article by Kevin Carey in the Washington Monthly called The Siege of Academe discusses how within a decade higher education may be totally transformed by innovations in this lucrative area. If you work in a university, are a student, or perhaps if you're looking for the next area to apply your tech skills, I recommend you read this.
[Recommended by Mark Wilson]