In partnership with Pearson, largest public university system will take to the Web in coordinated way, but focus at start on veterans and those with many accumulated credits.
World Education University, a company that wants to underwrite "free" degree programs by selling access to student information, exemplifies new wave of higher ed entrepreneurship.
How will MOOCs change the financial models of universities that have built revenue streams with credit courses online?
Despite rumors that U. of Washington would be first to award credit for success in free online courses, universities remain at impasse over meaningful recognition of MOOC success.
Coursera signs up a dozen more top universities for massively open online courses -- including the U. of Virginia, whose online strategy was a touchstone for the recent administrative rift.
Western accreditor's decision to let a for-profit company buy a struggling nonprofit college suggests path is still possible when missions align.
Records show that board leaders who organized President Sullivan's ouster also wanted a major push into online education.
Coursera, edX and Udacity are making a name for themselves by giving away "elite" courses free. But eventually their investors will want them to be self-sustaining and profitable. How might they do that?
Western Governors U. says it will pay McGraw-Hill for course content based on how well students do with it. Pearson is also using the model.
Colleges consider the pros and cons of Pinterest, the fast-growing, image-based social media website, as a marketing platform.
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