Check out a new working paper by the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education on how online higher education has become a big and profit-driven business. The paper looks at who is making the money, and how much.
“With so much national focus on the “promises” of online higher education to expand access and to reduce costs, one truth about online higher education rarely mentioned is that it is big—Very Big—business. Understanding and assessing developments in online higher education require that we look at them not just through the lens of industry slogans—“innovation,” “expanded access,” and “reduced costs,” but also through the lens of corporate interest and influence.”
Read the full paper here: http://futureofhighered.org/workingpapers/