Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Next Up For Disruption? College - TechDirt

From Online Learning Update. Dare I say r'uh r'oh?

Next Up For Disruption? College - TechDirt: "The article in Washington Monthly discusses a company called StraighterLine, which offers online college classes, but it totally disrupts the traditional business model of university learning. In the opening story of the article, a woman completes four full classes in just two months -- for a grand total of $200. Taking those same classes at either local universities or online would have cost thousands, and would have taken much longer to complete. And, it's not as if the StraighterLine courses skimp either. According to the article, they use the same materials found in many college courses.


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