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Bill Bowen's new book on MOOCs and online education

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William Bowen, former Princeton president, argues in new book that technology can lower college costs, but there remain more questions than answers.

California academic leaders oppose outsourcing plan

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Academic senates of California's three higher ed systems all now oppose plan to deal with overcrowding by outsourcing instruction and forcing colleges to award credit for programs that may be unaccredited and for-profit.

Coursera commits to admitting only elite universities

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Many state universities and small liberal arts colleges that want to partner with Coursera may not want to wait by the phone.

U. of California faculty union says MOOCs undermine professors' intellectual property

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At U. of California Santa Cruz, faculty leaders charge that Coursera's deals with instructors endanger hard won intellectual property rights.

Professors at odds on machine-graded essays

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Prominent writing instructor challenges a much-discussed study that found machines can grade student writing about as well as humans.

California educational factions eye plan to offer MOOC credit at public colleges

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As details emerge for plan to outsource some courses, idea attracts considerable interest and considerable faculty scrutiny.

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.

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