First a Stanford University professor opened his computer-science course up to anyone who wanted to join in online. Soon some of the world’s best-known universities tried similar experiments. It’s a mix of self-service learning and crowd-sourced teaching.
The following statistics were highlighted in the article:
55% of students owned smartphones in 2011, but many admitted lacking some basic technology skills.
42.6% of university presidents was already using iPads in 2011, the year after they were introduced.
1% of course-materials revenue came from e-books in 2011-12.
50.6% was Blackboard’s share of the learning-management-systems market in 2011, down from 57.1 percent in 2010.