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• Jeffrey R. Young at EdSurge talks with Thomas Cavanagh about online education, leveraging technology to lower prices, and learning analytics.
• Online education has been the topic of many discussions, what are the potential negative impacts of online learning?
Inspired by the breakout podcast Serial, four years ago two digital learning leaders at the University of Central Florida created their own podcast—focused on online learning instead of true crime.
It’s called the Teaching Online Podcast, or TOPcast, and co-host Thomas Cavanagh says he is driven by his quest to figure out one of the grand challenges of higher education: how to use technology to raise the quality of instruction while lowering costs. Not everyone thinks that’s possible, of course, and even Cavanagh, vice provost for digital learning at the University of Central Florida, admits that edtech can spark plenty of new ethical challenges along the way.
Read the full article about if online education can lower costs and improve quality by Jeffrey R. Young at EdSurge.