The best of the web on education from kindergarten to postsecondary, as chosen by Globe and Mail education editor Simona Chiose.
In the future, everyone will go to university
The debate over whether online courses are the future of the university actually reflects the revolution still to come: that of “universal postsecondary education.” So says Arthur Levine here.
Not so fast
The rush to massive online open courses is spreading to graduate education, but many schools have reported that students are reluctant to enroll. The skepticism is shared by employers who prefer traditional diplomas over online degrees.
But at least they’ll read online
Concordia University will be offering digital coursepacks this summer, saving students as much as half of the cost of paper textbooks. Up to 30 courses will have digital textbooks in the fall term.