Report by Faculty Group Questions Savings From MOOCs

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Nuevo informe de Campaign for the Future of Higher Education. Los MOOC tienen un precio muy elevado para las universidades, mientras que la reducción de costes para los estudiantes se sigue situando en un futuro lejano.

“Udacity gets the intellectual content for a master’s program of 20 courses at an upfront cost of $400,000,” the paper says. “It borrows Georgia Tech’s reputation as its own, at a huge discount (no training of graduate students, no support for labs, no decades of accumulated know-how through which Georgia Tech earned its reputation).  It acquires these courses for a proprietary platform: Georgia Tech cannot offer these OMS CS courses, created by its own faculty, to a competing distributor.”