For colleges and other organizations promoting alternative paths to degrees, the president's speech was validation they have wanted.
As fall approaches, some campuses get ready to grant credit for MOOCs.
In an effort to reduce the hundreds of thousands of dollars students spend each year on course material to which they have free access, colleges are looking to technology and internal cooperation.
Controversial California legislation that would have given a major boost to nontraditional forms of instruction is on hold for at least a year.
Six months after Aaron Swartz's suicide, report says MIT acted appropriately but missed opportunity to be leader on key legal and technology issues. Critics call it a whitewashing.
San Jose State's experiment with MOOC provider attracted enormous attention when it was launched. But students didn't do as well as they did in traditional classes.
MOOC providers are doing deals all over the country, in part through a series of no-bid agreements with public higher ed institutions.
Leading voices in higher ed start to urge more reflection and study of MOOCs -- with less emphasis on rushing to join a movement.
Survey finds shrinkage in already-small pool in information technology in higher ed.
As Oregon State's distance education efforts grow, professors raise questions about who does the teaching, how they are paid and whether anyone has figured out how learning compares online and in person.
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