Online education is driving today's higher education revolution. Though the flurry of attention around MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course (MOOCs) may lead one to believe that distance learning is a recent phenomenon, it actually dates back over 120 years.
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Faculty members at California State University were similarly skeptical and warned of "Walmartization" last year as trustees charged each campus $50,000 to help fund CSU Online.
Michael Alexander has heard it all before: People with business backgrounds do not understand academia and are ill-equipped to lead colleges and universities. He has a ready rejoinder to such talk:
It's back to school time for the world's largest social network. Partially returning to its roots as a locked-down site just for college kids, Facebook has launched Groups for Schools, or university-centric Facebook communities restricted to active faculty and students with .