Online, Cheap -- and Elite

Lindsay McKenzie, Inside Higher Ed, Mar 20, 2018
Commentary by Stephen Downes
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This article summarizes an analysis of Georgia Tech’s online master’s in computer science published in Education Next ("a journal focused on school reform") which suggests that the experiment was a success. According to the authors, it attracted students who would not have enrolled in the program and paid the fees -  "working adults who can’t commit to full-time graduate study." But it might be a result that doesn't replicate. "Udacity was in its early stages and eager to partner with postsecondary institutions (they don’t anymore) and AT&T was seeking to fund the development of such a program. “Neither of these conditions remains true today."

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