Distance Learning as Commercializing Higher Education

Distance Learning as Commercializing Higher Education

Gary A. Berg (California State University Channel Islands, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-935-9.ch240
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Abstract

Since computer-based learning can involve partnerships with for-profit organizations, be viewed as a route to increased revenue, and potentially be used to reduce labor expenses, it is naturally tied to what is often described as the commercialization of higher education, or what Slaughter and Leslie (1997) term “academic capitalism.”

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