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Are MOOCs already over?

Are MOOCs already over, The Washington Post reports? It may seem like an odd question given that the Massive Open Online Courses have been touted as the future of higher education,…

Getting into the rhythm of an online course

Forgive me for boasting, but I think I'm getting the hang of online learning. I turned in my first personal finance-related case study three days ago – on time! – and…

Coursera MOOCs go mobile with new app

For a technology touted for its ability to let students learn from anywhere, massive open online courses (MOOCs) are not all that mobile.

While the courses can be technically…

MOOCs and exercise bikes: more in common than you’d think

If you have an exercise bike in the back room, you could be the small selection of people that use it everyday to get fit. But then again, you could…

Are MOOCs really a failure?

That’s what The New York Times suggested today, drawing on new research from the University of Pennsylvania. But as the Times also acknowledged, in some ways MOOCs (short for massive…

My year in MOOC-land

It was just a year ago that I enrolled in my first MOOC, Duke University's Think Again: How to Reason and Argue offered through Coursera. And as I took the…

After setbacks, online courses are rethought

Two years after a Stanford professor drew 160,000 students from around the globe to a free online course on artificial intelligence, starting what was widely viewed as a revolution in…

Putting a human face into MOOCs space

The head of global research connections for Microsoft is "deeply sceptical" that MOOCs will establish a sustainable business model and does not see them as a threat to the campus-based…

A MOOC thought experiment

A number of years ago, I wrote occasional pieces for a now-defunct online publication that focused on the intersection of economics, politics and culture. And while my writing centered on…

Flipped classroom boosts exam grades, flips perceptions

With faculty in half of college lecture halls and classrooms now using flipped learning models, it's safe to say the method is no longer just a fad. But does it…

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