Online learning

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Academic Publishing

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

International educators consider the future of the field

At European gathering of international educators, speakers ask, "Where are we headed?"

Pa.'s public universities open doors to prior learning credits

With job training in mind, Pennsylvania's regional public universities go big on offering credit for prior learning and stackable credentials.


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