The New Republic, 11/17/11


Opinion piece from Kevin Carey of Education Sector that argues that online education will eventually transform higher education. Only some sectors of the industry will be transformed, however. "The institutions likely to get hit earliest and hardest include a lot of relatively non-selective regional four-year universities." Carey also suggested that for-profit institutions could fall victim to high qulaity online content: the major for-profits "have been successful primarily through innovations in marketing, business processes, harvesting federal financial aid dollars, and scale. Their actual educational programs, even those conducted online, are often quite traditional—and expensive."

AuthorKeith Blakeman