MOOCs

EdX introduces support fee for free online courses

In its quest to find a sustainable business model, online course provider edX will test charging users for access to previously free content. Observers say the move was inevitable.

Analysis shows Georgia Tech’s online master's in computer science expanded access

Analysis of Georgia Tech’s MOOC-inspired online master's in computer science suggests that institutions can successfully deliver high-quality, low-cost degrees to students at scale. But will other colleges follow?

Harvard teams with corporate partner to offer online business analytics program

Three schools at the oldest university in the United States team up with 2U to start an online program in an emergent field.

For-credit MOOC proves popular among MIT students

MIT students reported that taking course online -- instead of same course on campus -- was less stressful than their in-person classes.

Georgia Institute of Technology to award credit through massive open online course in computer science

Georgia Tech, having enrolled thousands of students in its well-regarded online master's degree program in computer science, expands its experiments with low-cost online education for undergraduates.

Critics see mismatch between Coursera's mission, business model

Coursera's decision to charge learners in some massive open online courses up front -- viewed by some as inevitable -- has critics asking if the MOOC provider is diverging from its mission of universal access.

Education Department will experiment with aid eligibility for boot camps and MOOCs

Education Department will open up federal aid to a limited number of partnerships between colleges and boot camps and MOOC providers, with a secondary goal of testing new forms of accreditation.

Study finds tangible benefits for learners from Coursera's massive open online courses

Study explores outcomes in Coursera's massive open online courses, suggesting many learners come away with tangible career and educational benefits.

Arizona State U 'MOOCs for credit' program faces unanswered accreditation questions

Arizona State U's accreditor has yet to review the institution's "MOOCs for credit" initiative. Experts are unsure what such a review might bring.

Arizona State, edX team to offer freshman year online through MOOCs

Arizona State U, in partnership with edX, will award a freshman year's worth of academic credit through massive open online courses.

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