Monday, September 14, 2009

All Universities to Become Stanley Kaplan

that's apparntly the bottom line of Zephyr Teachout's story in yesterday's Washington Post about the future of online education (The Post owns Stanley Kaplan, a fact not disclosed by the article):
When this happens -- be it in 10 years or 20 -- we will see a structural disintegration in the academy akin to that in newspapers now. The typical 2030 faculty will likely be a collection of adjuncts alone in their apartments, using recycled syllabuses and administering multiple-choice tests from afar.