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Citing disappointing student outcomes, San Jose State pauses work with Udacity

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San Jose State's experiment with MOOC provider attracted enormous attention when it was launched. But students didn't do as well as they did in traditional classes.

MOOCs spread quickly, aided by no-bid deals with public universities

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MOOC providers are doing deals all over the country, in part through a series of no-bid agreements with public higher ed institutions.

Higher ed leaders urge slow down of MOOC train

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Leading voices in higher ed start to urge more reflection and study of MOOCs -- with less emphasis on rushing to join a movement.

As universities rush into online learning, one veteran player looks at its own performance

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As Oregon State's distance education efforts grow, professors raise questions about who does the teaching, how they are paid and whether anyone has figured out how learning compares online and in person.

Big 10 provosts question partnerships with ed tech companies

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Academic leaders of Big 10 and U. of Chicago issue statement promoting joint online instruction, but suggesting that universities may be better off managing it without corporate involvement.

Amid coordinated effort to transform higher ed with Coursera, some faculty remained in the dark

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While administrators at 10 state systems and flagship universities planned major partnerships with Coursera, some faculty leaders say they were in the dark.

State systems and universities in nine states start experimenting with Coursera

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Coursera announces major expansion into public higher ed. Some see potential to use software for traditional online courses, while others see textbook alternatives, new LMS options or a platform for their own MOOCs.

In wake of controversy over Harvard dissertation on race and IQ, scrutiny for Michigan State researcher

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Jason Richwine quit Heritage Foundation amid controversy over his Harvard dissertation on race and IQ. Critics are now raising questions about work by a Michigan State physicist and vice president.

Documents shed light on details of Georgia Tech-Udacity deal

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The details behind Georgia Tech's new deal with Udacity: big dollars and new types of instructional aides -- including some who work for the outside company.

Candace Thille moves to Stanford

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Stanford hires Carnegie Mellon's Candace Thille, part of larger effort by university to shape study of learning science in higher education.

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