Online Ed Challenging Traditional Universities

Schools offering Masters Degrees Online like Scranton and even the larger schools like Duke over the next few years could challenge the way many people think of education.
clipped from www.ecampusnews.com

Does online education put traditional universities at a ‘grave risk’?

Christensen, a Harvard Business School professor and author of The Innovator’s Dilemma and The Innovator’s Prescription, delivered the keynote address to an audience of higher-education officials March 7 at the American Council on Education’s Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
Christensen outlined the ways upstart, innovative businesses have toppled the giants of industry—such as Toyota’s rise coinciding with American automakers’ downfall—and how that model might translate to colleges and universities.
While online college classes have grown more available and affordable over the past decade, Christensen said a major shift had not yet occurred in higher education. Not until online learning grew in popularity was higher education even “amenable” to a major “disruption,” he said.
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