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Distance Transcended: Sharing Ideas on Entrepreneurship with Tehran

Michael Goldberg | Posted 10.25.2014 | Business
Michael Goldberg

So, one day in April, I was surfing Coursera, which is one of my most favorite websites ever, and, suddenly, a brilliant title caught my eye: "Beyond Silicon Valley: Growing Entrepreneurship in Transitioning Economies."

Sorry, Starbucks: An On-Campus Degree Is Better Than an Online One

Jane White | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics
Jane White

It's clear that this nation faces a student debt crisis. There's been a lot of buzz over Starbucks' recent announcement that it would pay the full cost of tuition at Arizona State University's online program for its employees' junior and senior years.

New Video Questions False Promises of Online Education Industry

Susan Meisenhelder | Posted 08.17.2014 | Education
Susan Meisenhelder

The Campaign for the Future of Higher Education's new animated video, which raises serious concerns about the claims and promises being made by the on...

MOOC Learners: Who They Are, What Motivates Them

Anant Agarwal | Posted 05.11.2014 | Education
Anant Agarwal

Lately, I've noticed that much of the discussion around massive open online courses (MOOCs) has focused almost exclusively on one point: Completion ra...

Confessions of a MOOC Addict

John Cook | Posted 05.05.2014 | Education
John Cook

We live in an age of binge watching television. I confess, I'm no different. But rather than binge watching a whole season of Game of Thrones or Break...

Top Learning Tools for the 21st Century Student

Zev Gotkin | Posted 03.25.2014 | Education
Zev Gotkin

To survive in today's workplace, students need a unique skill set that oftentimes can't be acquired in a traditional, brick and mortar classroom. For many, online education is becoming the most affordable and convenient alternative.

Unbundled: Reimagining Higher Education

Anant Agarwal | Posted 02.08.2014 | College
Anant Agarwal

Even today -- with dozens of global institutions and millions of learners participating -- we as an industry have so much more to learn as we puzzle out online education.

Online Ed -- Getting it Right

Richard V. Hurley | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Richard V. Hurley

A lot is being written and said about online education these days, and liberal arts and sciences institutions should pay close attention. Most univer...

Whom Do You Trust

Victor Dorff | Posted 11.23.2013 | College
Victor Dorff

As the day approaches when degrees can be earned through massive open online courses (MOOCs), internet technology offers an increasing opportunity to get a diploma dishonestly.

Be a Life-Long Learner at Any Age!

Alexis Abramson, Ph.D. | Posted 10.23.2013 | Fifty
Alexis Abramson, Ph.D.

Whether it's to make money, pursue a second (or third!) career or simply for your own personal entertainment, don't let the voices inside your head convince you that you can't try to learn and apply a new skill.

Dream Big

Lonette McKee | Posted 07.07.2013 | Black Voices
Lonette McKee

After an almost 30 year career as a successful actor and performer, I became aware of a significant decline in the quality and quantity of work being offered when I hit my 40s.

Heads Down -- and Heads Up -- About MOOCs

Jon Whitmore | Posted 06.12.2013 | College
Jon Whitmore

As long as educators remember that students are flesh-and-blood individuals with unique needs and aspirations, they can animate the best elements of modern technology with the human-to-human connections that have sustained education for thousands of years.

20 Ways to Enjoy Free Online Learning and Classes: MOOCs and More

Scott Steinberg | Posted 06.04.2013 | College
Scott Steinberg

Here's a look at several of the best websites, services and solutions that can help you tap into the benefits these online lectures and lessons offer.

Back to School: My One Year BA Project

Jonathan Haber | Posted 05.08.2013 | College
Jonathan Haber

I decided to go back to school this year, although rather than travel the well-trodden path of specialization by obtaining a graduate degree, I decided it was time to re-do my undergraduate BA, this time taking all the courses I never got around to the first time around.

Diversity at College Level Bolstered By Online Offerings

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 05.01.2013 | College
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

With less red tape than the traditional college format, online students are able to earn credits while still working full time, maintaining families and dealing with illnesses.

Teaming up to Create Jobs in the Telecommunications Sector

Council for Adult and Experiential Learning | Posted 04.03.2013 | Impact
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifWith online learning making the educational process more time-manageable, more graduates are in a better position to complete their degrees and find employment in their desired industries. And there is no better example of this occurring than in telecommunications.

The Benefits of Online Learning

Tom Snyder | Posted 04.01.2013 | College
Tom Snyder

I believe that online learning has the potential to revolutionize higher education. Students will be able to learn at their own pace and problems as simple as finding a place to park on campus will be eliminated.

Striking the Right Interactive Balance?

Edward Guiliano, Ph.D. | Posted 03.31.2013 | College
Edward Guiliano, Ph.D.

As access to online educational opportunities increases, is there an optimal balance to strike with traditional classroom practices? The answer, similar to the forces driving the question, relates to experimenting with approaches that depart from the usual instructional routine.

MOOC-Covered Towers? Online Education's Coming Impact on Traditional College

Dr. Scott D. Miller | Posted 03.28.2013 | College
Dr. Scott D. Miller

MOOCs pose some complex questions: What MOOC credits are transferable? From which other institutions will we accept them? How and by whom will such courses be evaluated for equivalency and quality with existing courses and degree requirements?

Growth For Online Learning

Posted 01.09.2013 | College

MOOCs may have snared most of the headlines, but traditional, credit-based online learning continued to chug along just fine last year, thank you very...

Higher Ed Leaders Must Lead Online

Karen Symms Gallagher | Posted 03.10.2013 | Education
Karen Symms Gallagher

Let's be clear that the iconic ivy covered college campus has its place. But they do not work for everyone. More and more learners are opting for online study. They need the flexibility and the ability to learn -- if not at one's own pace -- then in one's own space.

Thanks to the Internet, Education is Finally Becoming Personal

John Baker | Posted 02.19.2013 | College
John Baker

Having roiled the music recording and newspaper industries, the Internet is now churning through universities and colleges. Much media attention has been paid to MOOCs, where universities post course material online to be freely consumed by tens or even hundreds of thousands of citizens.

Florida's Next Public College Could Be Online-Only

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.20.2012 | College

Some Florida lawmakers want to see a new public university opened in the cloud, but education leaders in the state remain skeptical after seeing the r...

Social Studies: How Online Communities are Bridging the Ivory Tower and Main Street

Will Houghteling | Posted 02.18.2013 | Education
Will Houghteling

Just as iTunes U and YouTube enabled universities to build a digital bridge between the Ivory tower and main street, social media can help facilitate the two-way conversations critical to learning.

The False Promise Of The Education Revolution

chronicle.com | Posted 02.17.2013 | College

Last year, leading lights in for-profit and nonprofit higher education convened in Washington for a conference on private-sector innovation in the ind...