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Should celebrities teach online classes?

Free online courses do big numbers these days. So-called MOOCs, or massive open online courses, typically get tens of thousands of sign-ups to watch video lectures delivered by tweedy academics,…

With new MOOC, Silicon Valley schools the world on business ethics

Santa Clara University isn't pushing into the online education market in a traditional academic subject like math, or even Silicon Valley's signature computer science disciplines, the Silicon Valley Business Journal…

Credit for MOOCs? Not so much

For all the consternation surrounding college credits offered for massive open online courses (MOOCs), there doesn't seem to be a winding line of campus decision makers ready to adopt for-credit…

Reporting back from MOOC-Landia

We're now halfway through my six-week Coursera MOOC (massive open online course), 21st Century American Foreign Policy (#AFP 21), about which I'd written for HuffPost on the eve of its…

U.S. private colleges face enrollment decline

From 2010 through 2012, freshman enrollment at more than a quarter of U.S. private four-year schools declined 10% or more, according to federal data The Wall Street Journal analyzed. From…

Enroll in a MOOC to boost your resume

To add a unique activity to your college application and resume, enroll in a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) in subjects ranging from essay writing to nanotechnology, Gazettes reports. A…

A Yelp for online learning?

It's that time again when colleges and universities report their admissions statistics, graduation rates and other numbers, and groups compile and analyze those statistics to rank our nation's top higher…

Students dip feet into online learning … now required

In McKenzie Cobb’s World History class, homework is submitted with a few keystrokes, PilotOnline reports. Narrated videos replace lectures. Questions are answered with a pop-up messages. Same thing for McKenzie’s physical…

Can MOOCs and the humanities coexist?

A debate is currently brewing about whether or not the humanities are in decline and what, if anything, can and should be done about it.

The main concern…

Hey educators, shut up about MOOCs already!

I can’t remember if it was "MOOCs are Everywhere," or "Rise of the MOOCs," or what headline I had just read when I finally lost it. I yelled out “Oh…

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