http://www.universitybusiness.com/sites/default/files/UBTech_leadership.jpgBy Ed Finkel. Pearson Education President Dave Daniels bristles when he hears the word “outsourcing” used to describe contracts colleges and universities sign with outside vendors to develop online curriculum.
“The word ‘outsource’ to me is real pejorative,” Daniels says. “It sounds like the school is saying, ‘Here, take it and bring it back to us.’ When it really is a collaboration. People think there’s this big, bad for-profit giant coming and taking over.”
Pearson has helped to develop everything from a single professor’s course to entire online programs at 60 or 70 universities, Daniels says. Read more...