Instructional technology / distance education

Faculty, industry analysts highlight challenges facing U. of Arkansas' online institution

With a year and a half to go until the University of Arkansas launches its online institution, can the system avoid the pitfalls that have doomed similar initiatives?

If a MOOC instructor moves, who keeps the intellectual property rights?

If a faculty member swaps institutions, who keeps the intellectual property rights to the massive open online course-- the professor, the university, or both?

Howard U. and Pearson put plans for online degree-granting arm on hold

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Six months after the historically black university announced a major push with Pearson to offer online degrees, the plans are on hold.

 

After failed talks, Academic Partnerships and Coursera both introduce online course 'Specializations'

Coursera and Academic Partnerships both introduce online course "Specializations" after they held talks about working on the idea together.

After two years of MOOC mania, enthusiasm for online education dips

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Survey shows academic leaders' enthusiasm for online education dipped in 2013 after interest among institutions with no such offerings faltered.

White House science council recommends U.S., accreditors support MOOCs

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President Obama's science and technology council recommends the federal government and regional accreditors get out of the way for MOOCs.

Study on online learning finds it helps, not hurts, credential attainment

New study of online learning, finding those who've taken distance courses to be more likely to earn certificates and degrees, is at odds with earlier research focusing on shorter-term outcomes.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology names edX key component in educational strategy

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Using the MOOC provider edX, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology starts to talk about "unbundling" its own education.

 

Distance education state reciprocity initiative prepares to welcome first members

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An effort to simplify how institutions are authorized to operate in multiple states prepares to invite its first members.

Faculty members at San Jose State U. urge outside review of institution's governance

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After a year of experimenting with online education, faculty members at San Jose State University raise the alarm about governance at the institution.

 

 

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