In academe, many advocates for open access mourn loss of a leading thinker and activist for the movement. Many also criticize MIT, which says it will study its role in his legal struggles.
StraighterLine and Udemy offer the potential of self-employment to entrepreneurial professors. But will a free market for online teaching pay off for faculty?
Wellesley's move to join edX and Wesleyan's entry into Coursera offer a chance to apply liberal arts college ideals to MOOCs, and potentially vice versa.
As MOOC "power users" emerge, Coursera looks to deputize its most devoted students to improve its courses.
A consortium of top-tier universities announces fully online, non-MOOC, credit-bearing courses.
The American Council on Education's plan to pursue credit recommendations for Coursera's massive courses is among wave of MOOC-related grants announced by Gates Foundation.
Coursera strikes licensing agreement with Antioch University, bringing business model for massive online courses into sharper focus.
Newly launched Cambridge Graduate University has an impressive list of faculty members. Too bad many of them have never heard of it.
U. of Texas System wants to use its edX partnership to aid its goals of reducing costs and increasing completion. That will mean awarding credit, under certain conditions, for MOOCs.
Scholars debate the etiquette of live-tweeting academic conferences.
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