Monthly Archives: April 2014

MOOCs vs Lecture Capture = “Prime time TV” vs. “Daytime TV”. So Where is YouTube?

Mainstream MOOCs are becoming the prime time TV shows of college – courses presented to a digital audience with high production values that don’t change very often. The dream of MOOC producers is to create a course that is good enough … Continue reading

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How Many TV Series are Produced a Year in the US

Continuing on my analyst binge, I decided to try and figure how many TV series are produced a year. As far as I can tell were about 150 network (ABC, CBS, FOX, CW, NBC) TV series produced in 2013. In … Continue reading

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How Many Lectures are Given a Year?

I have been trying to figure out how many courses are given a year in the US. I can’t find that data anywhere – so I decided to try and guesstimate it.  Since there are about 7000 colleges in the … Continue reading

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MOOCs versus Lecture Capture

I read an interesting article in “The Economist” about MOOCs and how they will change the economics of higher education. One thing that has always struck me about MOOCs is that most of the conversation revolves around university costs, not around … Continue reading

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