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California bill to encourage MOOC credit at public colleges

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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.

Carnegie Mellon's online efforts include spinoffs and subsidiaries but not MOOCs

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Carnegie Mellon doesn't want to give its courses away. It does want to promote new forms of instruction -- but only if they have business models.

 

Blog post asks whether nice academics finish last

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A professor's reflection on personalities prevalent in academe strikes a chord with scholars.

Study finds some groups fare worse than others in online courses

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Black, male and academically underprepared students fare worse in online than in face-to-face courses, while outcomes for adults actually gain on traditional-age students in online settings, study suggests.

Duke proposes a mandatory, short video pitch to accompany dissertations

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Should universities require graduate students to pare down years of research into a soundbite that can be understood by non-scholars?

Coursera and edX add universities and hope to expand global reach

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Coursera and edX both double in size and look for larger international audiences.

ACE deems 5 massive open courses worthy of credit

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American Council on Education puts stamp of approval on Coursera courses from Duke, Penn and UC-Irvine -- none of which would grant credits themselves.

Coursera forced to call off a MOOC amid complaints about the course

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Amid student confusion and frustration, Coursera calls off a course one week in. The subject? "Fundamentals of Online Education: Planning and Application."

Library supporters worry U.S. may back publishers in copyright case

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Supporters of university libraries are worried by the Justice Department's unexpected interest in filing a brief in the battle over e-reserves.

For-profit woes means less work for adjuncts

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Sliding enrollments at for-profit colleges mean less work for adjuncts who teach online. And these faculty cutbacks happen quietly, and sometimes without much warning.

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