The market for online courses and degrees has continued to grow in recent years in spite of an overall slowdown in the growth of Internet-related industries. Who will control the new market for online courses and degrees - universities or corporations, or will a division of labor emerge between the two? What are the advantages of universities and corporations in this new market, and what are their liabilities? Will widely-endorsed models of "blended" online learning, which require some face-to-face interaction, become the norm, or will most courses substitute chat rooms and bulletin boards for face-to-face interaction? This study investigates these questions.
July 1, 2003
Research and Occasional Papers Series (ROPS)
University-Industry Relations In The Market For Online Courses And Degrees. Steven Brint, Katrina Paxton-Jorgenson, and Eric Vega. CSHE.10.03. (July 2003)