Professor Tries To Sell His Lectures Online For Those Who Miss Class
from the one-idea dept
While it's become quite common these days for professors to put recordings of their lectures online for students who missed class, one professor at North Carolina State decided that if the students were going to miss class, they might as well pay. John points us to the story of Dr. Robert Schrag who has been told to stop selling his lectures online, while the new department dean decides if it's okay or not. The professor had uploaded the lectures to an independent music site that charges for downloads, though he claims he's not profiting from any downloads. What's most interesting, though, is the idea that the school administrators aren't sure they like the idea (though, it's not clear if they'd prefer him to give away the audio tracks, or not offer them at all).