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QuickWire: Faculty Leaders Caution Against Profit Motive in Online Ed

10/15/2013

The Chronicle of Higher Education.  October 9, 2013.  As technology companies have increasingly eyed higher educationas ripe for “disruption,” faculty leaders have been wary of entrepreneurs’ gaining a toehold on campuses.

The Campaign for the Future of Higher Education, a coalition of faculty advocacy groups, has articulated many of those concerns ina report released on Wednesday. The report warns administrators and politicians not to take the private companies at face value when it comes to their promises of increasing access to higher education.

“Only by looking at who is making money, how much, in what ways, and with whose assistance can we assess the full value of technological innovation in higher education,” the authors write.