Sunday, June 9, 2013

Public Universities and Systems in 9 States Sign Up for Distance Learning

From USA Today:

Public universities and systems in nine states say they'll join a push to greatly expand and improve online learning.

 Coursera, a Silicon Valley-based company, is announcing today that it will partner with university systems in Colorado, Georgia, New York, Tennessee and Texas to develop and evaluate the potential of technology that is fueling dramatic changes in how higher education is designed and delivered. Partnerships with several state flagship universities also are being announced, bringing to more than 70 the number of schools or systems working with the company.

 Law schools should anticipate a distance learning eruption in the near future. I have sat through a couple of detailed presentations by distance learning companies. I have learned that the transition will be more time consuming and costly than you may think. In any case, I have no doubt that distance learning will be coming to law schools in a big way. It may pay to get ahead of the curve.


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