CFHE releases 2nd paper on high cost of online higher ed

The Campaign for the Future of Higher Education released a new paper today that exposes many real costs of the online education industry’s push into public and non-profit colleges and universities. 

“The ‘Promises’ of Online Higher Education: Reducing Costs” is the second in a series of three papers to expose painful realities about alleged “solutions” being pushed primarily by online entrepreneurs. This one analyzes the false promises online ed providers are making about cost savings for students and higher education institutions themselves. 

“The notion that MOOCs and other online courses will reduce the costs of providing higher education and the price students pay for it is a key part of the presumed ‘promise’ of online learning,” says CFA President Lillian Taiz. 

“The question of whether these courses can actually deliver on their grand claims has gone unexamined. This paper looks at the real costs of online education for students, for universities and for taxpayers.”

See this and previous papers.

See select news coverage.

Also discuss it on the CFHE Facebook page and on Twitter #FutureofHE