More female professors experiment with MOOCs, but men still dominate


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


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.

U. of Texas president wants faculty input on future of online education

In report to faculty and students, UT president outlines principles for online education and asks for greater input from professors. 

Researchers wait to see if students want transfer credits for MOOCs

As fall approaches, some campuses get ready to grant credit for MOOCs.

Tiffin U. drops Ivy Bridge College partnership with Altius over accreditor's concerns

Accreditor shuts down Ivy Bridge College, raising questions about where to draw the line in online partnerships between colleges and technology companies.

Two-year colleges go open source to seek fix for remediation

Community colleges use open-source, MOOC-style content as study guides for remedial courses, and some are choosing homegrown content over courses from MOOC providers.

Citing disappointing student outcomes, San Jose State pauses work with Udacity

San Jose State's experiment with MOOC provider attracted enormous attention when it was launched. But students didn't do as well as they did in traditional classes.

MOOCs spread quickly, aided by no-bid deals with public universities


MOOC providers are doing deals all over the country, in part through a series of no-bid agreements with public higher ed institutions.


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