Universities Shift To Online Learning

Stanford University computer Science professor Andrew Ng uses tablet-recording technology he developed to instantly display notes for his interactive video lecture.  - Photo credit: Stanford News Service

Stanford University computer Science professor Andrew Ng uses tablet-recording technology he developed to instantly display notes for his interactive video lecture.

Photo credit: Stanford News Service

Universities Shift To Online Learning

As universities move more instruction online, observers say higher education -- and possibly the business model -- is being redefined. The new generation of online learning and what it means for the future of higher education.

The nation’s top universities have traditionally offered courses to an elite few. Only qualified students with enough financial resources need apply. But today, hundreds of thousands of people around the world are enrolling in classes at universities like Stanford and MIT. These higher ed institutions and many more now provide free online classes to anyone, anywhere. At the same time, other universities are offering on-campus students the opportunity to enroll in a growing number of online classes. As universities move toward instruction online, observers say higher education -- and possibly the business model -- is being redefined. Diane and her guests discuss the new generation of online learning and what it means for the future of higher education.

Guests

Daphne Koller

founder of Coursera and professor at Stanford University.

Jeffrey Selingo

editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Kevin Carey

director of the Education Policy Program at the New America Foundation.

Peter Struck

professor at the University of Pennsylvania.

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