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SXSWedu: A MOOC Love Fest

Although MOOCs won’t replace universities, they are “causing universities to rethink what’s possible with education,” Continue reading

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Professor Leaves a MOOC in Mid-Course in Dispute Over Teaching

Students regularly drop out of massive open online courses before they come to term. For a professor to drop out is less common. Continue reading

Online Evolution Accelerates

THE EVOLUTION of technologically enabled teaching and learning—through the Harvard-MIT edX partnership, and for-profit ventures including Coursera and Udacity—accelerated nationwide in late 2012 and in the new year. As public attention focused on free, advanced-level massive open online courses (MOOCs), other discussions emerged in academia about applications to and implications for much more tailored and entry-level instruction. Herewith, some highlights. Continue reading