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MOOCs, Mechanization, and the Modern Professor

Recently, in a course on classical political economy, my students and I discussed mechanization and its effects on employment. Having read Adam Smith’s classic text, The Wealth of Nations, we examined the productivity gains from the division of labor in his well-known pin-factory example—in which he demonstrated that workers who specialize in particular tasks outproduce […]

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MOOCs and The Meta U Part IV: Sustainable Education

By George Tamas ~ In previous articles I have discussed the changes that online learning options such as MOOCs and MOOPs (Massive Open Online Programs) will eventually generate to transform higher education. But most of my observations related to future curriculum, program, and award/certification changes. In this article, I’d like to address a more fundamental […]

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Emergence of MOOCs in Higher Education

SANTA BARBARA, June 3, 2013—Governet, innovators of technology solutions for higher education institutions, announced today that its CEO, George Tamas has been invited to speak at the MIT Enterprise Forum on June 12, 2013 in Santa Barbara. The main focus of the June forum presentations will be the phenomenon of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC), […]