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11 NOVEMBER 2012

Do online courses spell the end for the traditional university?

"The future that [Sebastian] Thrun believes in, that has excited him more than self–driving cars, or sci–fi–style gadgets, is education. Specifically, massive online education free to all. The music industry, publishing, transportation, retail – they've all experienced the great technological disruption. Now, says Thrun, it's education's turn.

'It's going to change. There is no doubt about it.' Specifically, Thrun believes, higher education is going to change. He has launched Udacity, an online university, and wants to provide mass high quality education for the world. For students in developing countries who can't get it any other way, or for students in the first world, who can but may choose not to. Pay thousands of pounds a year for your education? Or get it free online?"

(Carole Cadwalladr, Sunday 11 November 2012, The Guardian)

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Simon Perkins
03 NOVEMBER 2012

Australia: people flock online for free university education

"THE NUMBER of people enrolled in free online subjects at Melbourne University has overtaken enrolments at its campuses in less than two months.

The university became the first Australian institute to join online education provider Coursera in September.

Since then more than 52,000 students have enrolled in the university's free massive open online courses, which will begin next year."

(Benjamin Preiss, 3 November 2012, The Age)

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Simon Perkins
14 NOVEMBER 2010

MIT OpenCourseWare: free online course materials

"MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web–based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity."

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

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Simon Perkins
08 DECEMBER 2008

Southern Institute of Technology: Southernmost Learning Organisation on iTunes U

"The Southern Institute of Technology ... has become the world's southern most organisation to have a presence on iTunes U....

iTunes U is part of the Apple iTunes Store and is filled with educational audio and video content that you can take anywhere on your iPod or iPhone. Everything in it comes straight from museums and universities and other cultural and learning institutions around the world. It is all free and available to anyone not just students.

'It's the campus that never sleeps and has enabled SIT to offer it's courses to a far wider audience as well as showcase some of the beautiful aspects of New Zealand in the process,' said [Penny] Simmonds."

(Gabrielle Huria, 24–10–2008)

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Simon Perkins
08 DECEMBER 2008

Professorial podcasts: the Digital student

"But [Les Watson] suggests that iTunes U could "question the role of the lecturer" because unless someone sets the information in context, learners won't get much benefit from it. "
(Sean Dodson, 02–12–2008, The Guardian, UK)

[Watson's statement is telling in terms of the way that it frames education as a process of knowledge construction rather than knowledge acquisition.]

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Simon Perkins
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