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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.

Public universities move to offer MOOCs for credit

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Georgia State will evaluate courses much like it reviews other work done by students before they enroll. Academic Partnerships, which helps universities put degree programs online, will work with institutions to make first course in each degree a MOOC.

Academe reacts to Aaron Swartz's suicide

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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.

Two companies give faculty more control of online courses

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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 and Wesleyan hope MOOCs will inform campus-based teaching

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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.
 

Coursera looks to harness the free labor of its devotees

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As MOOC "power users" emerge, Coursera looks to deputize its most devoted students to improve its courses.

Top-tier universities band together to offer credit-bearing, fully online courses

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A consortium of top-tier universities announces fully online, non-MOOC, credit-bearing courses.

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