University of Minnesota Provost Karen Hanson tells The New York Times how some in higher-education view the handling of Massive Open Online Courses:
“Many of us feel more comfortable building our own infrastructure, rather than relying on a for-profit company. We think we want to remain in control of our own intellectual property.”
The U is already putting out some courses with online provider Coursera. But as the Times writes, a group of Big Ten provosts — of which the U is a member — have presented a paper saying that higher-ed may have to work alone to capitalize on technology.