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The MOOCs Are Coming! The MOOCS Are Coming?

John F. Schwaller | Posted 04.27.2014 | College
John F. Schwaller

Every few years or decades, some new idea threatens to revolutionize higher education and right now that is the MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) just about the hottest idea around.

Caveat E-Emptor -- Let the Online Student Beware

Jay Halfond | Posted 12.03.2012 | College
Jay Halfond

When it comes to online learning, the public conflates a complex and varied attempt at innovation into one gross oversimplification.

Why a Liberal Arts School Has Joined Coursera

Michael Roth | Posted 11.20.2012 | College
Michael Roth

The idea that Wesleyan will be offering free, massive online classes will strike some as paradoxical. We are a small university at which almost three quarters of the courses are taught in an interactive, seminar style. How is that related to online learning?

Massive Online Open Courses: From McLuhan to MOOC

Jonathan D. Moreno | Posted 09.22.2012 | Education
Jonathan D. Moreno

The precise contours of the massive online open courses experience and its implications for higher education remain a mystery to everyone, including the investors, institutions and instructors.

Community College Students Value Internet Access Above All Else: Survey

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Is the internet more valuable to community college students than professors? More than 70 percent of community college students believe that "high-sp...

Narrowing the Digital Divide

Margee Ensign | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Margee Ensign

The world's educational resources increasingly are in the palm of our hand. The only question is whether we can envision and create a new educational world where all children have access to the world's knowledge.