Education Investor has drawn on PA Consulting Group’s survey of higher education (HE) bosses to report on the expected impact of Moocs – massive online open courses – on the sector. Those responding to the survey – almost 60 HE leaders – said they expected Moocs to enhance the student experience and not to pose a threat to the demand for traditional campus provision.
The article goes on to highlight the biggest concerns for the sector, as revealed by PA’s survey. These include worries about funding changes and a drive to improve the student experience. Universities also want to find ways to make their graduates more employable.
The article quotes Mike Boxall, PA’s higher education expert and co-author of the report: “Leaders no longer expect funding or innovative thinking from official sources, and government funding is no longer part of providers’ survival plans. After years of rhetoric, students and the experiences offered to them are finally driving changes at the heart of the higher education system.”
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