What’s involved in making university resources available on iTunes U: some experiences

There’s been an interesting discussion today on the ALT members mailing list about the process and benefits of universities ‘launching’ their resources on iTunes U. And also a slightly arid discussion about whether open resources should be made available to be aggregated on a closed platform (how open is it to take an exclusive approach … Continue reading

Further evidence of commodification of Higher Ed: 250 free courses set out like a bestseller list

So is this a good thing or a bad thing? Instinct says that making this material — assumed to be high quality as it comes from highly rated institutions — available for free has to be good for access and inspiration, even if it comes without context and tuition. Intuition also says that maybe making … Continue reading