After reading the assertion that in 50 years there will be only 10 institutions in the world that deliver higher education (some have argued that the rest will be taken over by Massive Open Online Courses or "MOOC's") David Youngberg’04 says he was scared.
So the assistant professor of economics at Bethany College in West Virginia enrolled online himself, an act which he followed up with an editorial in The Chronicle of Higher Education: “Why Online Education Won’t Replace College – Yet.”
In the column, Youngberg forms his argument around what he calls the five main problems of MOOC’s:
- It’s too easy to cheat.
- Star students can’t shine.
- Employers avoid weird people.
- Computers can’t grade everything.
- Money can substitute for ability.
To read more about what Youngberg has to say, click here.