MOOCs

Survey finds online enrollments slow but continue to grow

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Adult students' interest in online education is flat, study finds

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Growth in adult students' interest in online education is stagnating, report finds, and colleges will have to do more to stand out online.

Gates foundation solicits remedial MOOCs

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The Gates Foundation is ponying up to learn if MOOCs could work for remedial students, a departure from the current slate of MOOCs. Developmental education experts say the idea could work, but others remain skeptical.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology experiments with instructor grading in massive open online course

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MIT experiments with instructor grading in massive open online courses as a way to expand teaching and learning opportunities for students and instructors.

IT think tank's call for alternative forms of credentialing and measuring competency

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Technology think tank says standardized testing by outside groups and alternative forms of credentialing could create helpful competitive pressure on higher education and the traditional college degree.

SUNY Broome Community College's MOOC a rarity in higher education

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The steep investment is preventing two-year institutions from creating massive open online courses, but SUNY Broome Community College found a way -- and a purpose for one.

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