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“Universities need to be in it from the beginning to be successful, and for the Open University and others involved, this is a good, socially inclusive thing to do.”


Paul Woodgates, PA higher education expert 

FutureLearn is UK's chance to 'fight back', says OU vice-chancellor

The Guardian 

20 December 2012 

PA’s Paul Woodgates, a higher education expert, is quoted in an article in the Guardian on the launch of the UK's first massive open online courses. Paul looks at the business case for these and examines whether it is a risk for universities to be giving away their content. 

"It is a risk", says Paul – but one worth taking. "There is uncertainty in how Moocs are going to feed out, market and develop, and with universities charging up to £9000 in fees, giving away content on the internet may feel like a strange thing to. But what others are doing is the right place to start. Universities need to be in it from the beginning to be successful, and for the Open University and others involved, this is a good, socially inclusive thing to do."

You can read the article in full here 

 


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