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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.

The Red Pen in Your Head: Why You Should Start Speaking Up in Class

Rachel Simmons | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Rachel Simmons

You're probably going to have a lot of different jobs, and you'll get the best work by being able to show employers that you're not just someone who turns in work on time, but who contributes good ideas to discussions and is brave enough to disagree.

Is DIY Neuroscience the Future of Education?

Maude Standish | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Maude Standish

Though online courses have existed for some time, recently they have become more broadly accepted by students as a reputable way to learn.

Should There Be A Common Marketplace For Online Ed?

AP | JUSTIN POPE | Posted 06.11.2013 | College

A proposed compact among the states unveiled by educational organizations and state officials Thursday would create a kind of common market for online...

CU-Boulder Profs To Teach 'Massive Open Online Courses'

The Boulder Daily Camera | BRITTANY ANAS | Posted 06.01.2013 | Denver

Come next fall, four University of Colorado professors will teach in a way they've never taught before. Their classes will potentially be made up of ...

College on the Cheap

Dan Rather | Posted 11.24.2012 | College
Dan Rather

A college degree is the key to realizing the American dream. But the cost of going to college has never been so high, and the value of having that diploma has never been more in doubt.

More Top Universities Offer Free Classes Online

AP | TERENCE CHEA | Posted 11.19.2012 | College

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Seventeen leading universities in the U.S. and abroad will start offering free cyber courses through the online education platf...

Can Elite Colleges Transform Online Higher Ed?

AP | TERENCE CHEA | Posted 10.06.2012 | College

SAN FRANCISCO — When the Massachusetts Institute of Technology offered its first free online course this spring, Ashwith Rego jumped at the chan...

Reform Comes to Higher Education

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 09.15.2012 | College
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

Both online and in-person learning experiences should maximize the time students are applying new knowledge and skills, and minimize the time students are passively receiving knowledge.

Harvard, MIT Announce Free Online Courses

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2012 | College

By Svea Herbst-Bayliss BOSTON, May 2 (Reuters) - Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, both academic heavyweights and...