William Bowen, former Princeton president, argues in new book that technology can lower college costs, but there remain more questions than answers.
California lawmaker wants MOOCs and other online providers to help meet student demand, and will encourage -- and some fear force -- public colleges to accept those credits.
American Council on Education puts stamp of approval on Coursera courses from Duke, Penn and UC-Irvine -- none of which would grant credits themselves.
A consortium of top-tier universities announces fully online, non-MOOC, credit-bearing courses.
As the first humanities MOOCs hit the ground, professors and students contemplate the limitations of Coursera's peer-grading system.
World Education University, a company that wants to underwrite "free" degree programs by selling access to student information, exemplifies new wave of higher ed entrepreneurship.
Saylor Foundation's 240 free online courses now offer a pathway to college credit, thanks to new partnerships with Excelsior College and StraighterLine. But will students follow that path?
How will MOOCs change the financial models of universities that have built revenue streams with credit courses online?
Despite rumors that U. of Washington would be first to award credit for success in free online courses, universities remain at impasse over meaningful recognition of MOOC success.
Coursera signs up a dozen more top universities for massively open online courses -- including the U. of Virginia, whose online strategy was a touchstone for the recent administrative rift.
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