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MOOCs: What’s a great college class worth when it’s free?

“Take Ivy League classes while snuggled cozily in bed … for free? Sign me up,” writes Annalisa Kraft-Linder. “Thanks to the growing popularity of Massive Open Online Courses, many elite…

Moore’s Law touches education at last — to techie’s delight

Most of Silicon Valley basks in the delights of Moore’s Law: that prophetic 1965 declaration explaining why computing power keep getting cheaper and faster at a breakneck pace. Education, however,…

NY gets new bootcamp for data scientists: It’s free, but harder to get into than Harvard

There are plenty of programmers who can match a startup’s pace. There are plenty of PhDs with solid research backgrounds. But there’s a serious dearth of job applicants equipped with…

Harry Potter Fans Made a MOOC for Hogwarts, and You Can Enroll Now

As a 10-year-old reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, I had but one wish: that I, too, would soon receive an owl from Hogwarts, a letter of acceptance that…

Out in front, and optimistic, about online education

LONDON — Besides his name and email address Richard C. Levin’s new black-and-white business cards contain just two short lines of type: “Coursera” and “CEO,” reports the New York Times. Mr.…

The day the Big Data hype died

“March 28, 2014 may well go down as the turning point where Big Data lost its placement as a silver bullet and came down to earth in a more productive…

What Could the Average Public University Do With $1 Billion?

The University of Louisville last week announced it had shattered its goal of raising $1 billion, with three months to spare, reports U.S. News and World Report. That’s a lot…

4 Big Data challenges that universities face

The rise of big data and big science have provided universities with an opportunity to work together on ways to technologically manage worldwide research projects, Government Technology reports. Misfolding proteins that…

Growing doubts about Big Data

There’s quite a kerfuffle going on in the world of big data, with a range of prominent articles in the past month suggesting it’s not the analytical holy grail it’s…

U.Va. cautious on MOOC trend

Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, could be the wave of the future for colleges and universities, but the University of Virginia is approaching the trend with caution, the News…

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