Florida legislation would require colleges to grant credit for some unaccredited courses


Florida lawmakers want to boost MOOCs and upend the traditional quality control system by letting state officials demand that public colleges grant credit for courses offered by unaccredited institutions.

Coursera begins to make money


Coursera, which made a name for itself offering free courses from elite universities, begins to make money.

California academic leaders oppose outsourcing plan


Academic senates of California's three higher ed systems all now oppose plan to deal with overcrowding by outsourcing instruction and forcing colleges to award credit for programs that may be unaccredited and for-profit.

Coursera commits to admitting only elite universities


Many state universities and small liberal arts colleges that want to partner with Coursera may not want to wait by the phone.

U. of California faculty union says MOOCs undermine professors' intellectual property


At U. of California Santa Cruz, faculty leaders charge that Coursera's deals with instructors endanger hard won intellectual property rights.

California educational factions eye plan to offer MOOC credit at public colleges


As details emerge for plan to outsource some courses, idea attracts considerable interest and considerable faculty scrutiny.

California bill to encourage MOOC credit at public colleges

California lawmaker wants MOOCs and other online providers to help meet student demand, and will encourage -- and some fear force -- public colleges to accept those credits.

ACE doubles down on prior learning assessment

Higher education's most powerful association throws its weight behind "disruptions" to the industry. Can the establishment help lead the revolution?


Coursera and edX add universities and hope to expand global reach


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.


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