Monday, July 10, 2017

University of Minnesota should go all in with online learning - Jack Uldrich, Minneapolis Star-Tribune

This would not be just about the school's future but about the state's. The alternative is a hollowing-out, faster than you might think. In short, a strong online presence could make accessing lifelong learning a real possibility for every Minnesotan. The plan is not without risk, but maintaining the status quo also contains significant risk. The choice before Minnesota is akin to the words of the great economist John Maynard Keynes. He said: “Worldly wisdom teaches that it is better for reputation to fail conventionally rather than to succeed unconventionally.” What will Minnesota choose? Should we do nothing and fail conventionally, or take a chance and risk succeeding unconventionally? http://www.startribune.com/university-of-minnesota-should-go-all-in-on-online-learning/432352023/

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