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Inside the Coursera Contract: How an Upstart Company Might Profit From Free Courses

Date: 
Thursday, July 19, 2012

"In the early days, Google never made a penny off search," says Richard A. DeMillo, director of the Georgia Institute of Technology's Center for 21st Century Universities, who participated in that university's negotiations with Coursera. "Ad-supported search was a business innovation that became feasible because of the scale of traffic going to Google. If we add value, it will draw so many people to the enterprise that things we can't do now will become doable." He figures that the eventual business model might be something that isn't even in the contract but is dreamed up later.

Universities Reshaping Education on the Web

Date: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

“This is the tsunami,” said Richard A. DeMillo, the director of the Center for 21st Century Universities at Georgia Tech. “It’s all so new that everyone’s feeling their way around, but the potential upside for this experiment is so big that it’s hard for me to imagine any large research university that wouldn’t want to be involved.”

Companies Shape Curricula In New University Partnerships

Date: 
Monday, June 11, 2012

DeMillo was quoted in the Bloomberg article "Companies Shape Curricula In New University Partnerships," which discusses how corporations are investing in universities to ensure that college students graduate with the skills employers need. 

Online Education Has Reached a Tipping Point

Date: 
Wednesday, May 2, 2012

DeMillo states in Nature News that online education has reached a tipping point and revenue streams are opening up to make it sustainable.

So You've Got Technology. So What?

Date: 
Sunday, April 29, 2012

Rich DeMillo asserts in The Chronicle of Higher Education that IT is a competitive necessity and those in higher education must focus on fundamental, strategic change.

TechBurst Encourages Students to Share Knowledge

Date: 
Friday, April 20, 2012

TechBurst Winners with Rich DeMillo (left) and Emily Ivey (far right).Wired Magazine published an article "TechBurst Encourages Students to Share Knowledge" discussing the first annual Georgia Tech TechBurst Competition.

 

Georgia Institute of Technology's Center for 21st Century Universities Encourages Online Education

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Georgia Institute of Technology's Center for 21st Century Universities Encourages Online Education," discussing the importance for modern colleges and universities to adopt online educational practices to stay relevant in the 21st century.

Does Higher Ed Notice How Tech Is Transforming Learning?

Date: 
Thursday, March 29, 2012

Forbes mentions C21U in "Does Higher Ed Notice How Tech is Transforming Learning?" This article notes that C21U is one of the few educational centers monitoring the transformative role that technology is playing in higher education. Other innovators include, MITx, Udacity, and Khan Academy. 

Universities Leading the Way with Education Technology

Date: 
Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Guardian published an article, "Universities Leading the Way with Education Technology," mentioning C21U in its highlights of thought-leaders in higher education innovation. Other mentions include Sal Khan's Khan Academy, Sebastian Thrun's Udacity, and MIT's MITx. 

Watching the Ivory Tower Topple

Date: 
Friday, March 23, 2012

The Wall Street Journal's Holly Finn mentioned Georgia Tech's Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and Massively Open Online Seminars (MOOSes) in her article "Watching the Ivory Tower Topple." Finn argues that traditional universities are being made obsolete in favor of open courses that provide access to everyone, including those who may not be able to attend a traditional university. She argues that MOOCs and MOOSes are the "next big thing" catalyzing this change.

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