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Apr 16, 2014
Maryland fires off letters to large and small distance education providers alike in an attempt to find out who's teaching students in the state. Is this quality control or protectionism?

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June 11, 2012
Coursera, edX and Udacity are making a name for themselves by giving away "elite" courses free. But eventually their investors will want them to be self-sustaining and profitable. How might they do that?
June 6, 2012
Western Governors U. says it will pay McGraw-Hill for course content based on how well students do with it. Pearson is also using the model.
June 5, 2012
Data from Coursera and Udacity scratch the surface of crucial questions about MOOC demographics. One early finding is that most of the students are from outside the U.S.
May 25, 2012
Despite the high-profile buzz, elite universities’ move online won’t be what upends the higher ed market, writes Ryan Craig.
May 22, 2012
In a study spanning six public universities, students taught statistics mainly through software learned as much as peers taught primarily by humans. And the robots got the job done quicker.
May 17, 2012
U. of North Carolina-Greensboro might soon offer its first fully online undergraduate degree -- in philosophy.
May 10, 2012
In a podcast interview, Open Learning Initiative director Candace Thille talks MOOCs, big data, and what we might soon know about learning.
May 8, 2012
Washington U. Law School becomes latest top-tier law school to offer fully online master's degree. But it may be a long time yet before the bar association approves a fully online J.D.
May 3, 2012
Harvard and MIT hope their free online courses will not only give learners access to top courses, but also give education researchers access to unprecedented pools of learning data.
April 24, 2012
Open course in digital storytelling, a holdover from before open learning was associated with massive tools wielded by celebrity professors, remains content with its modest but devoted following.

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