College of Management and Human Service

Dean Joseph McDonnell discusses MOOCs, new educational experiences in the Portland Press Herald

In his December 10 article, "The Five Minute University: Rethinking the educational experience," Dr. Joseph McDonnell, dean of the College of Management and Human Service, discusses massive open online courses and the future of higher education:

"The "Saturday Night Live" character Father Guido Sarducci once performed a comedy routine about "The Five Minute University" based on the premise that he could teach in five minutes everything the average university graduate could remember five years after graduation and all for only $20 including tuition, refreshments, cap and gown rental, picture and diploma.

 What made the idea funny (and damning to higher education) was that it struck a responsive chord among many university graduates."
Click here to read the complete article in the Portland Press Herald