QuickWire: Rutgers Graduate Faculty Opposes Pearson eCollege Deal

Lawrence Biemiller, Observatoire de Paris, Oct 11, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

What's interesting about this item is not so much the fact that faculty rejected the proposal as it is what we learn about what Pearson was trying to negotiate (probably successfully in other cases): "the university and the company would jointly offer online courses and degrees and would share revenue... the contract would let Pearson delete course materials it decided were inappropriate." Open access books, maybe? One wonders (given the typical content of university courses) what Pearson would find "inappropriate". And who made the editors at some publishing company some sort of academic expert?

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