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Jul 08, 2014
A social experiment gone wrong? A protest against Facebook? Performance art? Twitter sleuths attempt to figure out why a Coursera MOOC derailed after one week. UPDATE: The professor speaks.

Booklets

"Online Education: More Than MOOCs" is a collection of news articles and opinion essays -- in print-on-demand format -- about the many forms of online learning that continue to develop outside the white-hot glare of hype surrounding massive open online courses. The articles aim to put recent developments in online education into long-term context, and the essays present the timely thinking of commentators about experts about how distance education is affecting learning and colleges' business models.

The goal is to provide some of Inside Higher Ed's best recent material (both news articles and opinion essays) in one easy-to-read place. Download the booklet here.

This is the fourth in a series of such compilations that Inside Higher Ed is publishing on a range of topics.

On January 8, 2014, Inside Higher Ed editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman led a lively discussion of online education issues in a free webinar. Click here to view a recording of the event.

 
The compilation of articles is made possible in part through advertising support from Loudcloud.

Blogs

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July 24, 2014 - 8:36am

Looking at terms of service.

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July 24, 2014 - 9:00pm

How is central IT evolving on your campus?

Student Affairs and Technology
July 24, 2014 - 8:38pm

Thinking about the critics.

Archive

May 16, 2013

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

May 14, 2013

Georgia Tech and Udacity, a MOOC provider, team up to dramatically lower the cost of a computer science master's degree.

May 10, 2013

New study examines the low completion rates of MOOCs.

May 9, 2013

The growth in the number of professors teaching fully or mostly online gives community college students far fewer opportunities to interact with possible advisers and mentors, writes Keith Kroll.

May 8, 2013

In an effort to prevent online companies from competing against it using its own faculty, the University of Pennsylvania drafts new guidelines for faculty.

May 7, 2013

This month's edition of the Pulse podcast features an interview with Jim Brown of Ocean County College, discussing tools that can help faculty members teach lab courses in online settings.

May 6, 2013

A worthy concept has been degraded and is not nearly as open or online or oriented on educational goals as were its first iterations, writes Kevin Bell.

May 3, 2013

A new position statement from the National Council of Teachers of English says machine scoring of essays is easily "gamed" and can't grasp the same elements people can.

May 2, 2013

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.

May 1, 2013

Academic researchers need to be nimble to contribute to the fast-moving science of learning around online education.

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