CMU’s online efforts focus on sustainable business model – but not MOOCs
CMU’s OLI (Open Learning Inititative) is decades ahead of the MOOCs in terms of quality of offerings and evidence of effectiveness. So why aren’t they hyping their better product? I’ve asked that question several times of colleagues at CMU. This article explains it — basically, they’re focusing on sustainable business models, rather than launching into MOOCs without a clear revenue model.
Kamlet said Carnegie Mellon is working on an approach that encourages financially solvent business plans from the get-go.
“To be honest, I think there are some challenges – edX and Coursera would be the first to admit that they are going to see how things go over time in terms of a business model,” Kamlet said.