Universities are at risk of becoming redundant as the popularity of online courses grows, a tertiary leader says.
In the same way that Amazon has brought about the closure of bookshops, universities will have to adapt as online courses take over, according to Sir John Daniel, chairman of the International Board for United World Colleges, who is visiting Wellington to speak about the future of online study.
Massive Open Online Courses, known as Moocs, are relatively new to tertiary institutions, but are already taking the world by storm. More...