Digital Diploma Mills
The Automation of Higher Education
Many students in North America today study and take courses through computer delivered or "distance" education. Universities, colleges, and governments seem to believe that these kinds of education are problem free. They claim they offer a great solution to tighter budgets and larger numbers of students. But beware, says David Noble, "Are these new opportunities for students or new opportunities for investors to profit?"
David Noble is the author of Progress Without People (BTL, 1995) and Beyond the Promised Land (BTL, 2005). He teaches history at York University, Toronto.