This new video raises serious concerns about the claims made by the online education industry about the quality of its higher education programs.
The video, “Online Education: Teaching Millions or Making Millions?” is part of a national grassroots campaign to inform families, educators, higher education leaders, and policymakers about the serious concerns of faculty members and educational staff who are on the front lines of higher education. It was produced by the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education, of which the AAUP is a part. While online learning tools can be useful, many colleges and universities have rushed to online education without real analysis of what works for students and what doesn’t--a rush driven by companies looking for profits.
The campaign has challenged Coursera cofounder Daphne Koller, EdX president Anant Agarwal and Udacity CEO Sebastian Thrun to watch the video and participate in a public debate on the issues raised in the video.