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What would be the implications of MOOCs on Higher Education? Part 2

January 7, 2013

Learner Weblog

Here is an update on MOOCs.

What is the number one challenge with current education model?

Our current education model would be shaken and further disrupted as there are urges to populate courses to accommodate an increasing number of students, in order to stay economical and competitive.  Increasingly, there is huge problem that is associated with the funding and the continuing rise of tuition for a degree in colleges.  “The cost of a college degree in the United States has increased “12 fold” over the past 30 years, far outpacing the price inflation of consumer goods, medical expenses and food.

According to Bloomberg, college tuition and fees have increased 1,120 percent since records began in 1978.

“Soaring tuition and shrinking incomes are making college less and less affordable,” Senator Tom Harkin, an Iowa Democrat and chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, said in an e-mailed…

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