Friday, December 06, 2013
Last updated: Saturday 12/7/13 @ 11:22 amHBCUs and strategic alliances of HBCUs ("virtual HBCUs") can engage online service providers as strategic partners to help them launch massive open online courses, a/k/a MOOCs. A list of some of the nation's most prominent providers of support services for MOOCs that have been engaged by HBCUs and non-HBCUs as strategic partners appears in Table 1 (below).
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Last updated: Friday 12/6/13 @ 8:19 pmAs the year 2013 winds to a close, the Academic Old Guard has lulled itself into an inertial stupor, convinced that the last two years' discussions of the pending MOOC "revolution" in higher education were just the blatherings of ambitious con-men, a noisy media vaudeville that would fade away if ignored for long enough, leaving things as they were before, as they were meant to be in this best of all possible worlds, with the (mostly white) sages firmly entrenched on center stages, technology relegated to its proper place inside but on the outer fringes of the classrooms, and the Old Guard's preferred, self-serving solutions to the persistent achievement gaps between white and underperforming minority students back at the top of the national agenda, i.e., more funding for more (mostly white) instructors.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Last updated: Sunday 11/24/12 @ 12:23 pmThis is my fifth and probably my last attempt to answer to this question. IMHO HBCUs are still needed because the non-HBCUs in the mainstream of U.S. higher education have provided inadequate opportunities and inadequate inspiration for the nation's black students.
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Last updated: Sunday 11/17/13 @ 1:12 pm
HBCUs and strategic alliances of HBCUs ("virtual HBCUs") can engage online service providers as strategic partners to help them launch online degree and certificate programs. A list of some of the nation's most prominent online service providers that have been engaged by HBCUs and non-HBCUs as strategic partners appears in Table 1 (below).
Friday, November 15, 2013
Last updated: Friday 11/15/13 @ 2:56 pmThis week's announcement that the two young co-founders of Snapchat received a $1 billion buy-out offer from Facebook (NY Times, 11/14/13) echoed Facebook's $1 biilion buy-out offer that was accepted by the two young co-founders of Instagram (NY Times, 4/9/2012) about 18 months ago.