Elite universities face lower stakes but familiar concerns in MOOC space

Posted on February 15th, 2014

Inside Higher Ed examines the debates that Cornell, Princeton, and Yale Universities are currently having about whether they should join–or stay with–Coursera and edX. The debates include faculty discussions on the value of MOOCs, revenue models, and intellectual property rights. Faculty members at Princeton have expressed interest in building a repository for the online materials for when their courses are not in session. The article also states that for these institutions, partnering with a MOOC provider is “less of an investment and a risk than for a public institution facing dwindling public funding and calls to improve student outcomes.”