The AllLearn project, a consortium among Oxford, Stanford and Yale Universities to research online learning, has come to a close. We offered 110 online courses from Oxford, Stanford, and Yale Universities to over 10,000 participants from 70 countries during the past five years. As we looked to the future, the cost of offering top-quality enrichment courses at affordable prices was not sustainable over time.
Well, this is a bit sobering. One does wonder what the cause of the failure was. Perhaps this market does not really exist. It is important to note that the consortium was offering enrichment courses, not credit courses or training per se.