The Revolution Will Be Online

The Revolution Will Be Online

May 23, 2012

THE REVOLUTION WILL BE TELEVISED ONLINE: The much-acclaimed arrival of Udacity, Coursera, edX have many proclaiming the arrival of a "revolution," including Thomas Friedman. Per usual, as with all revolutions in history, there's always the question of who's really leading the charge--and TechCrunch's Gregory Ferenstein is placing his bets on Stanford. All this bickering over MOOCs may be moot, though, if we consider Dan Pontefract's suspicion that the frantic pace and close proximity of their launches are ultimately driven by money and a "potential merg[ing] of corporate learning with academic institutions."

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