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UD‘s friend Jonathan sent her news of the sudden resignation of the president of the University of Virginia. UD was intrigued by this part of the university’s official statement about her departure:

We also believe that higher education is on the brink of a transformation now that online delivery has been legitimized by some of the elite institutions.

There’s more stuff in the statement about needing “a much faster pace of change.”

Obviously Virginia’s MOOC policy wasn’t a central part of this decision, but UD finds it striking that the university singled it out. It suggests that all ambitious universities are – or should be? – thinking about MOOCs.

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For UD‘s series of posts on her own MOOC, go here.

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