Serving the Underserved

Good article via the Economist on how Open University (in England) is meeting the needs of students who otherwise wouldn’t be able to attend college – sound familiar?  While not perfect, the college provides a solution for many students that are not traditionally able to attend college. Ironically, the school’s enrollment is increasing due to an influx of traditional students. Go figure.

FORTY years ago this month a radical innovation arrived in higher education. The new Open University (OU) began to admit students who did not have the qualifications to get into other institutions.