Outsourced Lectures Raise Concerns About Academic Freedom

 

 

“Students met for regular classes with Harold Riggs, a professor of computer science at the community college.  Students were required to come for only  90 minutes each week, rather than the customary 3 hours.  And in addition to graded in-class projects from Mr. Riggs, the students completed homework assignments and three major exams written by the MIT professors and graded automatically by edX.  At the end of the semester, the students who passed the course got three credits from MassBay (community college) and a certificate of achievement from edX.”

Questions of academic freedom and again, the future of public higher ed here at The Chronicle of Higher Ed.