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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

Technology and Learning
July 9, 2014 - 9:00pm

Is this the book that everyone on campus should read next?

Technology and Learning
July 8, 2014 - 9:00pm

A Conversation with Jonathan V. Last, author of What to Expect When No One's Expecting.

Library Babel Fish
July 7, 2014 - 4:31pm

A review of a book well worth reading.

Archive

March 8, 2013

Are only 10 percent of students finishing courses? It depends on how you count.

March 5, 2013

Jonathan Rees found much to like in a MOOC in which he enrolled, but writes that the use of students to evaluate one another does not work and undermines the role of professors.

February 28, 2013

Carnegie Mellon doesn't want to give its courses away. It does want to promote new forms of instruction -- but only if they have business models.

 

February 27, 2013

New websites let users rate free online classes. So far, the reviews seem to lack the vitriol directed at regular courses, suggesting users seem thankful for a free lunch.

February 26, 2013

A professor's reflection on personalities prevalent in academe strikes a chord with scholars.

February 22, 2013

Peter Stokes takes a peek inside the latest laboratory spawned by MIT and Harvard -- edX, the nonprofit MOOC provider.

February 21, 2013

Coursera and edX both double in size and look for larger international audiences.

February 20, 2013

Oxford's decision to temporarily cut off access to a popular Google product because of security concerns generates discussion -- and some disagreement.
 

February 12, 2013

Ted Fiske rewrites the lyrics of some traditional college songs and cheers -- and invites others to submit similar revisions of their favorites.

February 11, 2013

College leaders must have a strong backbone to build a viable online program and be willing to handle the results if they pull it off, writes Kenneth E. Hartman, former president of Drexel's eLearning program.

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