“Austerity” creates cuts which lead to staff reduction problems, which technology can then solve by shedding more college lecturers. And fewer humans teaching just leads to more austerity now that colleges have shown they can run programs on less money. It’s a vicious downward spiral. Oddly, I think most college students probably long for smaller courses and MORE human instructors. But they won’t get it with austerity.
The Lecturers’ Filibuster | Inside Higher Ed
The specter and promise of online education is perhaps nowhere more deeply felt than in California, where campus administrators and instructors are faced with a bloodletting. University of California officials have suggested that the system will have to innovate out of the current financial crisis b…