By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web.
What MOOCs Will Really Kill Is The Research University

Tim Worstall, Forbes, July 28, 2013
This article is mostly tripe from a partisan source, but the headline tells an important story. Research is big business and I have no doubt there are private agencies - including less reputable places like the Adam Smith Institute in London - who would be eager to divert research money away from universities and into their own coffers. More...