MOOCs

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

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

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

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.

UT-Austin psychology professors prepare "world's first" synchronous massive online course

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Guided by student performance results, two psychology professors at the U. of Texas at Austin take their introductory course online in what they think is the first ever "SMOC."

Feminist professors create an alternative to MOOCs

Can education be free and online and yet reject some of the choices made by proponents of massive open online courses? A class about to debut aims to show what's possible.

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