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After months on the fence, Wake Forest University joins 2U's Semester Online consortium just as its fall pilot gets under way, but initial student interest at some institutions has been tepid.
San Jose State's study of its work using MOOCs to teach some course points to many problems not mentioned in last month's optimistic update.
More female professors are experimenting with MOOCs, but men and STEM classes still dominate course offerings.
Student performance is up, retention is down, and San Jose State University's partnership with a MOOC provider is still on pause for the fall.
Guided by student performance results, two psychology professors at the U. of Texas at Austin take their introductory course online in what they think is the first ever "SMOC."
Controversial California legislation that would have given a major boost to nontraditional forms of instruction is on hold for at least a year.
San Jose State's experiment with MOOC provider attracted enormous attention when it was launched. But students didn't do as well as they did in traditional classes.
Leading voices in higher ed start to urge more reflection and study of MOOCs -- with less emphasis on rushing to join a movement.
While administrators at 10 state systems and flagship universities planned major partnerships with Coursera, some faculty leaders say they were in the dark.
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.
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