Digital Higher Ed Content & The Long Tail

The insights from Anderson, and the questions posed about these insights by Elberse, can help us understand and anticipate the changes in the market for digital higher ed content. What, for example, is the necessary variety of digital educational content? What are the factors that might influence the demand for a more diverse range of content in higher education? Do we have a preference for “hits” in higher education?

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Three Pieces of the Puzzle: Instructional Content in Online Higher Education

However, talk of online education’s current “transformative”, “revolutionary” and (worst of all) “disruptive” impact on traditional higher education ignores the fact that one of the core components of online higher education has improved only imperceptibly during last two decades. Online instructional content – the instructional media and activities presented to students – remains largely stuck in the 1990s, barely scratching the potential that we once imagined.

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