|Volume 10: No. 04|
Yale is planning a $500M expansion, to include chemistry, biology, environmental science, forestry, and general engineering. [Otis Port, BW, 07Feb00, p. 103.]
Internet start-up EduPoint.com is offering about 1.5M courses from 3K public and private North American educational institutions. The institutions pay 6%-12% of course fees to EduPoint in return for the marketing help and course-provider tools. [Interactive Week, 24Jan00. Edupage.]
Georgetown U. is auctioning off three of the 16 seats in a multimedia-immersion certificate course. The other students will pay $10K -- a typical price for business courses -- but future course fees may be influenced by the auction results. [Chronicle of Higher Ed., 21Jan00. NewsScan.] (This auction is by ReverseAuction.com. The popularity of auction bidding among Internet users is interesting, given that they are designed to bring in the highest price -- not the lowest.)
"I believe I'm a Bayesian, but as I accumulate
more data, that could change."
[Simon P. Blomberg