Distance education

Duke faculty reject plan for it to join online consortium

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Vote by professors forces university to withdraw from participation in online credit courses for undergraduates.

The Minerva project plans for different kind of online education

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In an era of free online classes, one university wants students to pay to fly across the world to be taught together online, by professors who may not be on campus. Will this model work? 

Bill Bowen's new book on MOOCs and online education

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William Bowen, former Princeton president, argues in new book that technology can lower college costs, but there remain more questions than answers.

California bill to encourage MOOC credit at public colleges

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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 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.

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.

First humanities MOOC professors road-test Coursera's peer grading model

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As the first humanities MOOCs hit the ground, professors and students contemplate the limitations of Coursera's peer-grading system.

World Education University looks to ride the MOOC wave despite skeptics

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World Education University, a company that wants to underwrite "free" degree programs by selling access to student information, exemplifies new wave of higher ed entrepreneurship.

Saylor Foundation's Free Courses Offer Path to Credit

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Saylor Foundation's 240 free online courses now offer a pathway to college credit, thanks to new partnerships with Excelsior College and StraighterLine. But will students follow that path?

'Conventional' online universities consider strategic response to MOOCs

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How will MOOCs change the financial models of universities that have built revenue streams with credit courses online?

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