MOOCs

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.

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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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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.

 

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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.

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