Academics are distressed at the thought that Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, could do to them what the internet has done to newspaper reporters.
Monthly Archives For September 2013
“We put way too much emphasis on how many years of school students have rather than what they’re learning.”
— Isabel V. Sawhill, Brookings Institution economist in remarks there on September 12, 2013.
The 50 percent remediation rate in colleges is often cited by critics of public schools, including Accuracy in Academia, as evidence of the failure of these elementary and secondary schools.
At the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, there are “380 unique departments and almost 200 supervisors who managed a single employee.”— Tulane University economist Douglas Harris.
At one of the recent meetings, some of them “openly bragged about their arrests, fights with cops, and the help with legal entanglements they’ve received from the NAACP. More than 900 arrests have occurred since the protests launched in April.”
University of Kansas journalism professor David Guth was placed on administrative leave after his anti-NRA tweet on gun control in response to the Navy Yard shooting in Washington, D.C. last week.
The progress and advancement of MOOC’s show that higher education must adjust.
Although the air temperature may be falling, the leftist rhetoric is heating up on our college campuses again.
Academia is fighting Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs and losing.
Aldous Huxley call your office.