MOOCs

Feminist professors create an alternative to MOOCs

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Can education be free and online and yet reject some of the choices made by proponents of massive open online courses? A class about to debut aims to show what's possible.

U. of Texas president wants faculty input on future of online education

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In report to faculty and students, UT president outlines principles for online education and asks for greater input from professors. 

Researchers wait to see if students want transfer credits for MOOCs

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As fall approaches, some campuses get ready to grant credit for MOOCs.

Tiffin U. drops Ivy Bridge College partnership with Altius over accreditor's concerns

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Accreditor shuts down Ivy Bridge College, raising questions about where to draw the line in online partnerships between colleges and technology companies.

Two-year colleges go open source to seek fix for remediation

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Community colleges use open-source, MOOC-style content as study guides for remedial courses, and some are choosing homegrown content over courses from MOOC providers.

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.

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.

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