Coursera

Taking Stock: Do MOOCs Work Best For Educated People?

Taking Stock: Do MOOCs Work Best For Educated People?

| April 16, 2014 | 6 Comments

Recent studies of MOOC completion rates and participation indicate that students with some college experience already do better.

Continue Reading

Has the ‘MOOC Revolution’ Drifted Off Course?

Has the ‘MOOC Revolution’ Drifted Off Course?

| January 1, 2014

In 2012, “massive open online courses” were lauded as the most important trend in higher education. But this year, educators and even students rebelled against the rapid expansion of online learning. Two of the biggest MOOCs say they’re making big changes in how they deliver their classes in 2014.

Continue Reading

MOOCs for Teachers: Coursera Offers Online Teacher Training Program

MOOCs for Teachers: Coursera Offers Online Teacher Training Program

| April 30, 2013 | 6 Comments

Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, have forced universities to reconsider their value in light of free high-quality education available online. Coursera, a private company founded by two Stanford professors has been at the forefront of that movement, actively courting new institutions of higher education to their portfolio and trying to monetize the effort by […]

Continue Reading

What You Need to Know About MOOCs

What You Need to Know About MOOCs

| January 10, 2013 | 3 Comments

Watch How Free Online Courses Are Changing Traditional Education on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour. For those still trying to piece together all the different definitions and scenarios of a MOOC (massive open online courses), this PBS Newshour segment presents a comprehensive overview of the evolution of this phenomenon. From the financial angle, MOOC […]

Continue Reading

For the Future Student, Higher Education Will Be Redefined

For the Future Student, Higher Education Will Be Redefined

| December 7, 2012 | 25 Comments

Thinkstock Not too far in the future, students may be faced with an entirely different set of choices than they do today. No longer might college or career straight after high school graduation be the two only and divergent paths in front of them. No longer may a four-to-six-year commitment to a highly esteemed institution […]

Continue Reading

A Day in the Life of the Future (Online) College Student

A Day in the Life of the Future (Online) College Student

| July 24, 2012 | 6 Comments

Thinkstock By Jill Rooney What does the future look like for online college students? With the explosion of massive open online courses (MOOCs) — including today’s announcement of U.C. Berkeley joining edX, and Coursera adding courses from 12 universities, including CalTech and Duke — the one fact we can say for certain is that online […]

Continue Reading

Can Free, High-Quality Education Get You A Job?

Can Free, High-Quality Education Get You A Job?

| June 12, 2012 | 17 Comments

Flickr:M.Keefe By Katrina Schwartz The sudden growth of free, top-shelf online education sites has the potential to democratize high-caliber education that’s long been reserved for only those who could afford it. But as these new sites begin to blaze a new path to the possibility of a level playing field, it’s still unclear whether taking […]

Continue Reading

Guide to MOOCs: Free, Quality Higher Education

Guide to MOOCs: Free, Quality Higher Education

| May 14, 2012 | 11 Comments

More and more Ivy League universities are offering free online courses. Here’s a comprehensive guide to what’s available to enterprising students.

Continue Reading

Ivy League Poetry Professor Will Try Yelp-Style Crowd-Sourcing

Ivy League Poetry Professor Will Try Yelp-Style Crowd-Sourcing

| April 24, 2012 | 2 Comments

Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Michigan will join Stanford in the new online venture Coursera. Two venture capitalists are investing more than $15 million in the company.

Continue Reading