Silfen Forum Takes on Open Learning and Higher Ed

A revolution is afoot in higher education.

The rise of massive open online courses, or MOOCs, will likely bring sweeping changes to the American business model of higher education, drastically increase the numbers of students educated by collegiate-level courses, and transform the quality of education for millions of students around the world.

MOOCs have been the subject of broad discussion and debate in higher education and beyond, and were front and center at The David and Lyn Silfen University Forum, held on April 5 in Irvine Auditorium. The annual forum is named for David Silfen, a 1966 Penn alumnus, and his wife, Lyn, and brings experts to weigh in on topics of the day.

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