President Obama's science and technology council recommends the federal government and regional accreditors get out of the way for MOOCs.
New study of online learning, finding those who've taken distance courses to be more likely to earn certificates and degrees, is at odds with earlier research focusing on shorter-term outcomes.
Using the MOOC provider edX, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology starts to talk about "unbundling" its own education.
An effort to simplify how institutions are authorized to operate in multiple states prepares to invite its first members.
After a year of experimenting with online education, faculty members at San Jose State University raise the alarm about governance at the institution.
After months on the fence, Wake Forest University joins 2U's Semester Online consortium just as its fall pilot gets under way, but initial student interest at some institutions has been tepid.
San Jose State's study of its work using MOOCs to teach some course points to many problems not mentioned in last month's optimistic update.
More female professors are experimenting with MOOCs, but men and STEM classes still dominate course offerings.
Student performance is up, retention is down, and San Jose State University's partnership with a MOOC provider is still on pause for the fall.
Guided by student performance results, two psychology professors at the U. of Texas at Austin take their introductory course online in what they think is the first ever "SMOC."
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