MOOCs

Coursera and edX add universities and hope to expand global reach

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Coursera and edX both double in size and look for larger international audiences.

ACE deems 5 massive open courses worthy of credit

American Council on Education puts stamp of approval on Coursera courses from Duke, Penn and UC-Irvine -- none of which would grant credits themselves.

Coursera forced to call off a MOOC amid complaints about the course

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Amid student confusion and frustration, Coursera calls off a course one week in. The subject? "Fundamentals of Online Education: Planning and Application."

Public universities move to offer MOOCs for credit

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Georgia State will evaluate courses much like it reviews other work done by students before they enroll. Academic Partnerships, which helps universities put degree programs online, will work with institutions to make first course in each degree a MOOC.

Coursera's fee-based course option

Coursera unveils fee-based, verified courses, which could generate revenue for the company and its university partners.

Survey finds online enrollments slow but continue to grow

Annual survey finds that enrollments in online courses and programs grew at 9.3 percent rate, lowest level in a decade -- and that campus officials don't know what to make of MOOCs.

Two companies give faculty more control of online courses

StraighterLine and Udemy offer the potential of self-employment to entrepreneurial professors. But will a free market for online teaching pay off for faculty?

Wellesley and Wesleyan hope MOOCs will inform campus-based teaching

Wellesley's move to join edX and Wesleyan's entry into Coursera offer a chance to apply liberal arts college ideals to MOOCs, and potentially vice versa.
 

Gates foundation and ACE go big on MOOC-related grants

The American Council on Education's plan to pursue credit recommendations for Coursera's massive courses is among wave of MOOC-related grants announced by Gates Foundation.

Competency-based education may get a boost

Competency-based education is poised to spread, with expected backing from the Education Department and new ground charted by Southern New Hampshire University.

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