- In the last month, the California State University system (the largest in the world) began offering credit for online courses, the University of Wisconsin announced degrees with no class time required and even more universities took the plunge into the world of MOOCs.
- These developments signify the sudden transition of online higher education from a hypothetical future to a mainstream reality.
- It remains to be seen whether successful pilots will fall apart when scaled up, making their fast-approaching affect on the education system an unknown.
From the article:
Educators knew the online revolution would eventually envelop the physical classroom, but a torrent of near-revolutionary developments in the past month are proving that change is coming quicker than anyone imagined. ...