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6 reasons why institutions offer MOOCs—and whether or not they’re working

According to a new report, there are six main reasons why institutions are offering MOOCs, but only two of them are actually working. The report, conducted by Columbia University and…

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“Independent MOOC” reaches global audience with connected course

Independent collaboration may sound like an oxymoron, but for George Washington University (GW) this method of MOOC hosting has reached a significant global audience and strengthened relationships with peers in…

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MIT offers free online courses in game design, ed tech

The place where the video game was invented more than 50 years ago now wants to teach instructors, entrepreneurs, and students how to design games for learning—and it’s hoping the…

Why the future is all about the ‘Knowledge Cloud’ platform

Karl Mehta, the founder and CEO of EdCast, explains why the Silicon-Valley online education platform provider is a next generation digital learning ecosystem—and how Michigan State University (MSU) will benefit…

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New MOOC for admins promises better online students

The free four-week online course, designed by an Austin-based digital marketing agency, Tocquigny—a company whose clients include Regent University and Rice University—says it will offer “expert insight into the strategies…

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New level of courses now offered on edX

Thanks to universities looking to diversify [and monetize] their online offerings, edX is starting to host for-credit, for-a-fee, and job-market-targeted courses to recent graduates. One of the first institutions to…

Industry Insight
What we can learn from the MOOC experiment

Whether you’re a fan or a critic of the MOOC experience, there are many lessons we can take from these massive open online courses.…

What role can MOOCs play in the development agenda? 5 key questions

With the Millennium Development Goals nearing their deadline, the development sector has been rife with speculation about what the post-2015 development agenda will look like and what role, if any,…

Opinion
Disruption in higher ed is growing, but not instantaneous

In 2009, Joe Marani, a resident of Marshfield, Mass., lost his job during the height of the recession. Having only partially completed college, he was left with few options. Like…

Which online courses are women taking?

While the average online college student is a woman in her early 30s, the massive open online course (MOOC) landscape has been dominated by men since the courses first took…

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