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Will E-Learning Kill the University

By Alison Carr-Chellman / July 2015

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  • Sun, 12 Jul 2015
    Post by Ryan Tracey

    The emergence of MOOCs in particular has precipitated a dichotomy of old-world educational institutions on one side and new-world online learning on the other. Yet it is a false dichotomy. Professors who cling on to archaic teaching practices can not rail against technological disruption. Why not embrace the technology to improve the learning experience?

    Alison, you state "an opportunity presents itself to universities to become something significantly different as they serve new and different audiences." I whole-heartedly agree. Not only can they drive the evolution of high-quality online learning, but by deploying the technology in a thoughtful manner, the on-campus experience can become one that is value added for students.