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Coursera, which made a name for itself offering free courses from elite universities, begins to make money.
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?
William Bowen, former Princeton president, argues in new book that technology can lower college costs, but there remain more questions than answers.
Academic senates of California's three higher ed systems all now oppose plan to deal with overcrowding by outsourcing instruction and forcing colleges to award credit for programs that may be unaccredited and for-profit.
Many state universities and small liberal arts colleges that want to partner with Coursera may not want to wait by the phone.
At U. of California Santa Cruz, faculty leaders charge that Coursera's deals with instructors endanger hard won intellectual property rights.
As details emerge for plan to outsource some courses, idea attracts considerable interest and considerable faculty scrutiny.
Coursera and edX both double in size and look for larger international audiences.
American Council on Education puts stamp of approval on Coursera courses from Duke, Penn and UC-Irvine -- none of which would grant credits themselves.
Amid student confusion and frustration, Coursera calls off a course one week in. The subject? "Fundamentals of Online Education: Planning and Application."
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