There once was a conference … on MOOCs (#Klaxon):
He told Times Higher Education that improving the quality of online tuition could be one way to make savings in countries such as Germany that have less private university funding.
“We don’t have tuition fees or any large private institutions – but we still have the same drivers: the German government needs to save money, institutions need to save money.”
He added that German universities should move towards a “blended” teaching model mixing online and campus undergraduate study to cut costs.
But he warned: “Going to a blended system is going to be a challenge for the instructors…because German faculty do not necessarily adapt to new technologies quickly.”
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