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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 […]

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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 […]

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Where is Technology Leading Higher Education?

Where is Technology Leading Higher Education?

| September 25, 2012 | 5 Comments

By Doug Ward The rush to create large, free online classes has generated anxiety at universities around the country. With finances already tight and with a surge of movement toward online learning, universities are being forced to move quickly to change centuries-old models of learning. Terms like historic, seismic and revolutionary now pop up in […]

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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 | 2 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 […]

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

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

| June 12, 2012 | 16 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 […]

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Guide to MOOCs: Free, Quality Higher Education

Guide to MOOCs: Free, Quality Higher Education

| May 14, 2012 | 10 Comments

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

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Is Peer Input as Important as Content for Online Learning?

Is Peer Input as Important as Content for Online Learning?

| April 24, 2012 | 3 Comments

Today, Open Education Resources (OER) industry leaders are arguing that the free content is only the starting point.

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Are MOOCs the Future of Online Learning?

Are MOOCs the Future of Online Learning?

| August 4, 2011 | 2 Comments

In education, we often hear arguments in favor of smaller class sizes. These arguments contend that students learn better when there are fewer of them in a class, because each one gets more individualized attention from the instructor.   So it may seem counter-intuitive to support classes that can swell to several thousand participants. How […]

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