Description: Higher education institutions have been expanding their resources online by offering extra courses and diplomas that can be earned at a student’s leisure. Stanford University has been at the center of this expansion but their newest iteration, Class2Go, offers something significantly different from its MOOC predecessors.
Date: September 17th, 2012
The cost of higher education in the U.S. today is ridiculous. Student debt shot north of $1 trillion earlier this year, for example. It’s not surprising, then, that the adoption of web and mobile learning tools is skyrocketing, toppling old modes of learning and creating new ones.
There is no better, more relevant example than “MOOCs,” otherwise known as “massive online open courses.” The buzz around these platforms (think Khan Academy, Coursera) is creating a stir in higher education, as they’ve come to represent a new model of online learning (change) and the promise of quality, affordable education at scale — something that just wasn’t possible five years ago. Read Rest of Story
Questions for discussion:
1. What is the traditional model of MOOCs and what is Class2Go’s model?
2. What other technologies power Class2Go?