At Virginia and elsewhere, would-be reformers cite technology as forcing higher education to change. But that's often an excuse for politically motivated decisions, writes Johann Neem.
Records show that board leaders who organized President Sullivan's ouster also wanted a major push into online education.
Steve Cohen writes that interactive online education, not MOOCs, may be the real challenge for traditional higher ed.
Students can earn college credit by combining MOOCs and prior learning assessment -- two potential higher education "disruptions." And experts predict many students soon will.
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?
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.
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.
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.
U. of North Carolina-Greensboro might soon offer its first fully online undergraduate degree -- in philosophy.
Criminal Justice Research Methods Part-Time Teachers Needed University of Phoenix-El Centro, San Diego Campus