Online learning

Documents shed light on details of Georgia Tech-Udacity deal

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The details behind Georgia Tech's new deal with Udacity: big dollars and new types of instructional aides -- including some who work for the outside company.

Report urges California policy makers to revamp online education

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A report aims to reframe a hot debate in California over online education as lawmakers get ready to work on the state's budget.

Georgia Tech and Udacity roll out massive new low-cost degree program

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Georgia Tech and Udacity, a MOOC provider, team up to dramatically lower the cost of a computer science master's degree.

Amendments to California outsourcing bill give professors more say, but faculty remain wary

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California bill to increase use of online course providers gets changed to give faculty more say -- but not yet kudos from said faculty. 

ACE doubles down on prior learning assessment

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

ACE deems 5 massive open courses worthy of credit

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

For-profit woes means less work for adjuncts

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Sliding enrollments at for-profit colleges mean less work for adjuncts who teach online. And these faculty cutbacks happen quietly, and sometimes without much warning.

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.

Top-tier universities band together to offer credit-bearing, fully online courses

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A consortium of top-tier universities announces fully online, non-MOOC, credit-bearing courses.

Elsevier partners with edX to provide free versions of textbooks to MOOC students

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Elsevier will offer free (but basic) digital versions of one of its textbooks to MOOC students through edX, hoping it will drive traditional sales.


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