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Survey finds presidents are skeptical on MOOCs

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Even as colleges add massive online courses or grant credit for them, survey finds most presidents are dubious that the innovation will transform learning or produce savings.

Duke faculty reject plan for it to join online consortium

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Vote by professors forces university to withdraw from participation in online credit courses for undergraduates.

California weighs its own open access plan

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As the Obama administration continues to hash out its open access policy for federal research, California weighs its own for state-funded research and development.

MOOCs may eye the world market, but does the world want them?

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Does the utopian vision of democratizing education have a cultural ceiling? 

Competency-based education's newest form creates promise and questions

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Two new competency-based education programs up the ante for a potential disruption to higher education. How do they work?

Amendments to California outsourcing bill give professors more say, but faculty remain wary

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California bill to increase use of online course providers gets changed to give faculty more say -- but not yet kudos from said faculty. 

Despite courtship Amherst decides to shy away from star MOOC provider

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Declining a rare courtship from a top MOOC provider, Amherst sends the joint venture of Harvard and MIT packing. Professors say they didn't like where the project is taking higher education.

Writing professors question plagiarism detection software

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Writing professors issue warning about plagiarism detection software.

Florida legislation would require colleges to grant credit for some unaccredited courses

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Florida lawmakers want to boost MOOCs and upend the traditional quality control system by letting state officials demand that public colleges grant credit for courses offered by unaccredited institutions.

Coursera begins to make money

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Coursera, which made a name for itself offering free courses from elite universities, begins to make money.

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