This is a great posting from Walter Russell Mead on the ways in which online learning could potentially revolutionize and democratize higher education system. Imagine, a Harvard or MIT education available to everyone! Of course, as Mead points out, those middle-tier universities have a lot to lose if such a sweeping change comes.
And, speaking of digital learning, the folks at New Mexico Connections Academy had our appeal hearing before Education Secretary Hanna Skandera this week. Who Said You Said New Mexico covered the action.
One Reply to “Online learning and the future of education”
Good luck on getting charter approval for NM Connections Academy. There was a recent Stossel show pointing out the difficulty in getting charter approvals around the country. The problem is that the education “blob” that created the failing public school systems in the first place is being asked to approve a charter school that will be competing with the education “blob.”