Instructional technology / distance education

State systems and universities in nine states start experimenting with Coursera

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Coursera announces major expansion into public higher ed. Some see potential to use software for traditional online courses, while others see textbook alternatives, new LMS options or a platform for their own MOOCs.

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.

Cal State may turn to virtual labs

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The Cal State chancellor's office is looking to break the course bottleneck and, in the process, could change life sciences education by ending in-person lab experience for many non-majors.

Three universities back away from plan to pool courses online

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Top-tier universities said in November they would work with 2U for a project known as Semester Online. As this fall’s launch date approaches, several have backed away.

 

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.

Survey finds presidents are skeptical on MOOCs

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Even as colleges add massive online courses or grant credit for them, survey finds most presidents are dubious that the innovation will transform learning or produce savings.

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.

Community colleges warm to free, self-paced course content

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Community colleges talk up promise of free and self-paced online course content at two-year association's annual meeting.

Despite courtship Amherst decides to shy away from star MOOC provider

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Declining a rare courtship from a top MOOC provider, Amherst sends the joint venture of Harvard and MIT packing. Professors say they didn't like where the project is taking higher education.

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