Kris Olds

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November 19, 2013
Mapping and reflecting upon Coursera's 3+ million students (out of 5+ million) students and its expanding partnership base.
November 15, 2013
Who is troubled by this week's Sebastian Thrun hagiography in Fast Company, as well as this announcement ('Launching our Data Science & Big Data Track built with Leading Industry Partners')?
November 8, 2013
This is the first entry in a new weekly update series profiling interesting and periodically quirky reports, talks, or articles related to the globalization of higher education and research. These entries will typically be posted on Fridays.
July 17, 2013
Our European MOOCs in Global Context Workshop (19-20 June 2013 @ UW-Madison) went very well, in my biased opinion.  The event was kicked off by a provocative and well-crafted keynote lecture by George Siemens of Athabasca University.
June 17, 2013
The European MOOCs in Global Context Workshop, a free and open access (i.e. no RSVP) event will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 19-20 June 2013.
June 10, 2013
Can Canada attract more U.S. undergraduate students? Perhaps, but there are some significant changes that need to be made.
May 21, 2013
Discussions about the tangle of global networks being formed via MOOCs.
April 26, 2013
This entry profiles Amsterdam’s plans to establish a Third University, deemed Amsterdam Metropolitan Solutions, that is designed to attract foreign universities.
April 24, 2013
The "first pan-European" MOOC platform will be launched on 25 April 2013.
April 14, 2013
Jeremi Suri, a former colleague whom I have always respected, came out with an op-ed in the New York Times a few days ago. Suri’s piece, titled ‘Bomb North Korea, Before It’s Too Late,’ has generated a lot of discussion and debate, which was no doubt one of his objectives. But how should we ideally do this?

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