techfaculty

2U completes purchase of edX, creating 'free to degree' platform

The online learning platform absorbs the nonprofit started by Harvard and MIT to expand its reach. Philosophical concerns linger, but edX partners will benefit from new investment.

Image: 

Open-access science in the misinformation era

While open-access science has made research available worldwide, some scholars worry that misinformation, fraud and politicization have become rampant in a system that rewards speed and sparkle.

Image: 

New data offer sense of how COVID expanded online learning

Number of students studying exclusively or partially online ballooned in fall 2020, especially among undergraduates and at public universities.

Image: 

Blackboard to merge with Anthology, creating massive ed-tech company

Section: 

Combined entity will work with thousands of colleges across administrative and academic departments.

Image: 

With momentum behind an in-person fall, where does online learning fit?

Colleges are taking different approaches in terms of how they’re using online learning in the second fall with COVID.

Image: 

Coursera plans to share wealth as university partners add online programs

Online course company will increase percentage of revenue it shares with university partners as they add degree programs or increase their enrollments.

 

Image: 

Do college students perform worse in online courses? One study's answer

Section: 

Study finds that students in online courses fail to complete them and get lower grades than peers learning in person. Several experts question the paper’s design and findings, especially related to the pandemic.

Image: 

Facebook disabled NYU researchers' accounts over alleged terms violation

Section: 

Facebook claims the researchers’ data collection methods violate its terms of service. The recent action highlights the increasingly fraught relationship between colleges and universities and the big tech companies they research.

Image: 

2U, edX to combine to create online learning behemoth

Section: 

Online learning provider company to buy assets of nonprofit MOOC pioneer to create a new entity reaching 50 million learners.

Image: 

Online learning leaders want to prioritize flexibility post-pandemic

A report exploring the impact of the pandemic on the future of online learning suggests many campus leaders want to offer increased flexibility in teaching modality to students. How they will achieve this goal remains to be seen.

Image: 

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - techfaculty
Back to Top