MOOCs

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.

Harvard U., Massachusetts Institute of Technology release updated MOOC research

An updated study of massive open online courses from Harvard U. and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology finds diverse learner populations and interests -- and the need for more research.

Online learning push continues in California, but with approach faculty groups appreciate

California's Democratic leaders have taken a gentler approach in push for the state's colleges to get creative with online courses, including with a $50 million award fund.

After #MassiveTeaching, questions about MOOC quality control

Coursera has come under attack after an instructor conducted a social experiment on his students, but the MOOC provider is sticking with its hands-off policies, saying they promote academic freedom.

#MassiveTeaching mystery captivates, confuses

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A social experiment gone wrong? A protest against Facebook? Performance art? Twitter sleuths attempt to figure out why a Coursera MOOC derailed after one week. UPDATE: The professor speaks.

Ideas take shape for new accreditors aimed at emerging online providers

Two groups want to create new bodies that would review the academic quality of individual online courses or non-college providers.

If a MOOC instructor moves, who keeps the intellectual property rights?

If a faculty member swaps institutions, who keeps the intellectual property rights to the massive open online course-- the professor, the university, or both?

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