Top-tier universities said in November they would work with 2U for a project known as Semester Online. As this fall’s launch date approaches, several have backed away.
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May 16, 2013
A report aims to reframe a hot debate in California over online education as lawmakers get ready to work on the state's budget.
May 14, 2013
Georgia Tech and Udacity, a MOOC provider, team up to dramatically lower the cost of a computer science master's degree.
May 14, 2013
Cengage Learning, one of the world's largest education companies, may file for bankruptcy, its CEO says. Bloomberg reports on continued restructuring talks at the company, which was sold several years ago to a private equity firm.
May 14, 2013
Makers of competing learning management systems are coming together to offer prizes to developers for applications that can work across their different products. It's an effort to grow a common "edtech ecosystem." The goal is to spare companies the effort of having to develop every single functionality for themselves. Instead, they can have certain applications that can work across their different products.
May 10, 2013
Several major publishers will experiment with offering free course materials to Coursera users enrolled in the Silicon Valley-based company's massive open online courses. The partnership, which involves Cengage Learning, Macmillan Higher Education, Oxford University Press, SAGE, and Wiley will deliver material using Chegg, a company that offers an e-book platform.
May 9, 2013
Berkeley agrees to make it easier for students with disabilities to do homework and research in a settlement that may be eyed across the country by advocates and university officials alike.
May 8, 2013
In an effort to prevent online companies from competing against it using its own faculty, the University of Pennsylvania drafts new guidelines for faculty.
May 3, 2013
The philosophy department at San Jose State University is pushing back against the university's pioneering projects to test new online learning ventures.
May 2, 2013
The Florida Senate passed a measure Wednesday designed to allow outside groups, including the providers of massive open online courses, to offer credit-bearing courses to Florida public college students.
March 13, 2013
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.