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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.

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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.

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Faces of the New Higher Ed: Learning By Working

Faces of the New Higher Ed: Learning By Working

| January 16, 2013 | 2 Comments

Enstitute Going to college used to be the prescribed path to success, but today, students are considering different options. The cost of a college education is soaring and many students are graduating with tens of thousands of dollars in debt. One response to the high cost of secondary education are Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) […]

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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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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 | 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.

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