Duked Out

Put up your dukes!

According to today’s Inside Higher Ed, faculty at Duke have blocked a program of online undergraduate courses:

Duke University faculty members, frustrated with their administration and skeptical of the degrees to be awarded, have forced the institution to back out of a deal with nine other universities and 2U to create a pool of for-credit online classes for undergraduates…

The courses were to be offered by Duke and other top-tier universities in a partnership organized by 2U, formerly known as 2tor. Unlike massive open online courses, or MOOCs, only a few hundred students were expected to enroll in each course – which would feature a mix of recorded lectures and live discussions – but each course would be divided into sections of no more than 20 students led by an instructor, perhaps a graduate student…

Full story at http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/04/30/duke-faculty-reject-plan-it-join-online-consortium

To Duke ’em out, you have to work at it: