MOOCs

Ideas take shape for new accreditors aimed at emerging online providers

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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?

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

After two years of MOOC mania, enthusiasm for online education dips

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Survey shows academic leaders' enthusiasm for online education dipped in 2013 after interest among institutions with no such offerings faltered.

White House science council recommends U.S., accreditors support MOOCs

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President Obama's science and technology council recommends the federal government and regional accreditors get out of the way for MOOCs.

San Jose State U. resurrects scaled-back online course experiment with MOOC provider Udacity

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University will offer a new round of the courses it created with Udacity -- but this time as regular college classes.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology names edX key component in educational strategy

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Using the MOOC provider edX, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology starts to talk about "unbundling" its own education.

 

Duke U. professor plans massive collaborative effort to tackle the challenges facing higher education

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Duke's Cathy Davidson plans a massive collaborative effort to tackle the challenges facing higher education.

After weeks of delays, San Jose State U. releases research report on online courses

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San Jose State's study of its work using MOOCs to teach some course points to many problems not mentioned in last month's optimistic update.

More female professors experiment with MOOCs, but men still dominate

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More female professors are experimenting with MOOCs, but men and STEM classes still dominate course offerings.

San Jose State U. posts improved online course results, but Udacity partnership remains on pause

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Student performance is up, retention is down, and San Jose State University's partnership with a MOOC provider is still on pause for the fall.

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