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Thursday, October 18 • 10:30am - 11:15am
Disaggregating universities: The future of higher education?

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This paper is a reaction to the increasing high cost of higher education and the resulting inaccessibility for the millions of potential learners now seeking opportunities for quality higher education opportunities. The paper examines the cost centers associated with campus-based and online education systems and then suggests that disaggregation may prove to be a cost-effective way to reduce tuition payments, while maintaining quality. The paper suggests that discount services, now available to consumers in many industries may also be attractive in new models of higher education. The paper also briefly looks at the Open Educational Resources university initiative, a pilot, collaborative project attempting to test some of these innovations in a consortium of high quality, accredited public universities. Finally we note both the disruptive characteristics of this model and commiserate opportunities for innovative providers of higher education.


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Rory McGreal

Professor, Athabasca University
I am the UNESCO/Commonwealth of Learning/International Council for Open and Distance Education Chair in Open Educational Resources and the director of TEKRI at Athabasca University


Thursday October 18, 2012 10:30am - 11:15am
C400

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