MOOCs

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.

Report urges California policy makers to revamp online education

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A report aims to reframe a hot debate in California over online education as lawmakers get ready to work on the state's budget.

Survey finds presidents are skeptical on MOOCs

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Even as colleges add massive online courses or grant credit for them, survey finds most presidents are dubious that the innovation will transform learning or produce savings.

MOOCs may eye the world market, but does the world want them?

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Does the utopian vision of democratizing education have a cultural ceiling? 

Community colleges warm to free, self-paced course content

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Community colleges talk up promise of free and self-paced online course content at two-year association's annual meeting.

Despite courtship Amherst decides to shy away from star MOOC provider

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Declining a rare courtship from a top MOOC provider, Amherst sends the joint venture of Harvard and MIT packing. Professors say they didn't like where the project is taking higher education.

Florida legislation would require colleges to grant credit for some unaccredited courses

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Florida lawmakers want to boost MOOCs and upend the traditional quality control system by letting state officials demand that public colleges grant credit for courses offered by unaccredited institutions.

Coursera begins to make money

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Coursera, which made a name for itself offering free courses from elite universities, begins to make money.

California academic leaders oppose outsourcing plan

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Academic senates of California's three higher ed systems all now oppose plan to deal with overcrowding by outsourcing instruction and forcing colleges to award credit for programs that may be unaccredited and for-profit.

Coursera commits to admitting only elite universities

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Many state universities and small liberal arts colleges that want to partner with Coursera may not want to wait by the phone.

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