Daphne Koller and the Problem with Coursera

Coursera is a for-profit company that has joined with top universities to deliver free online courses. The "free" part sounds good until we realize the real intent of companies like Coursera is to transition into producing monetized, for-credit university courses. To many academics this represents a conflict of interest that compromises the integrity of higher … Continue reading Daphne Koller and the Problem with Coursera

A Murder is Announced: the Death of the Classroom

A revolution is coming to U.S. higher education, one that will sweep away an archaic business model, erase the value of many venerable brands, and enhance the brands of new entrants and nimble incumbents. It will be a tough time for many U.S. colleges and universities but great news for the rest of the world. … Continue reading A Murder is Announced: the Death of the Classroom