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Higher Ed Slims Down

Kitty Brandstater | Posted 09.01.2014 | Education
Kitty Brandstater

Higher education in America fails mostly for the same reason people get fat. It takes a lot of hard work to be successful no matter how you go about it. But there are options.

Exploding MOOC Myths -- What We've Learned Half Way Through

Buck Goldstein | Posted 04.13.2014 | Education
Buck Goldstein

How do you answer the questions of 34,000 students? Well you don't, but we've learned that the community that has formed around our MOOC creates a supportive and interactive learning experience for those students who want to raise their hand and get involved.

MOOCs Provide Unprecedented Insight Into How Students Learn

Craig Weidemann | Posted 02.17.2014 | College
Craig Weidemann

Likely somewhere between the frenzy over their launch and the inevitable deflation of expectations lies the value.

Why MOOCs May Still Be Silicon Valley's Next Grand Challenge

Dr. Keith Devlin | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Dr. Keith Devlin

The fact is, Silicon Valley has yet to come to terms with education. It's a massive, global market, but a notoriously complex one that is tricky to negotiate. A lot of what goes on in education is almost certainly not scalable.

Reporting Back from MOOC-Landia

Bruce W. Jentleson | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Bruce W. Jentleson

While all these help supplementally with direct interactions, most of the format still is non-synchronous. I record lectures (short ones, 4-6 per week constituting a unit), they watch and listen. More interactivity would be beneficial all around.

As MOOCs Move Mainstream Universities Must Pay to Play

Buck Goldstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Buck Goldstein

Like it or not, virtually every university is now considering whether to get serious about MOOCs and I can say from firsthand experience the cost of admission is higher than you might think.

MOOC-ing About in High Tech Ed and High End Global Dialogue

Bruce W. Jentleson | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Bruce W. Jentleson

I believe that online education can and should have more of a role in university degree programs, but how to optimally do so needs to be carefully thought through.

Traditional Liberal Arts Colleges: It's Time to Join The MOOC Conversation

Kevin Burke | Posted 11.12.2013 | College
Kevin Burke

Last December, Wellesley College announced its first course offerings with edX, making it the first liberal arts college to offer MOOCs. Will other small institutions join the conversation?

Don't Fear the MOOC: Re-Invent the Learning Ecosystem

Sean Corcorran | Posted 10.19.2013 | College
Sean Corcorran

The chatter around the need to improve education in the U.S. has been going on for decades, but it looks like something is finally going to happen. Why? Because the business model of higher education is truly under attack.

From Hype to Nuanced Promise: American Higher Education and the MOOC 3.0 Era

Cathy Sandeen | Posted 09.17.2013 | College
Cathy Sandeen

It's only been a year since MOOC-mania took hold, but already it's been a wild ride, a fast-changing evolution...

Adoption of Massive Open Online Courses [Worldwide Survey]

Vala Afshar | Posted 07.20.2013 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Given the rise of tuitions, can technology like massively open online courses (MOOCs) reduce tuition costs and make education more affordable? Many argue the answer is yes.

An Apple for the Apple

Marty Kaplan | Posted 06.10.2013 | College
Marty Kaplan

There are good reasons to be skeptical of machines grading essays. Their algorithms can't distinguish between arguments supported by factual evidence and cases built on canards. They're reliable enough to dock points for clichés, but they're not subtle enough to reward subtlety.

On MOOCs, MOODs and the Future of Higher Education

David Touve | Posted 03.27.2013 | College
David Touve

Are university faculty destined to be rock stars? And if so, what sort of rock stars are we?