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The Massive Problem That MOOCs May Help Clear Up

Larry Goodwin | Posted 02.04.2013 | College
Larry Goodwin

There are millions of working Americans who started college but didn't complete their bachelor's degree. After leaving, many took jobs in which they've succeeded, but now they can't move higher up the ladder.

'Massive Open Online Classes' Provider edX Partners With Community Colleges to Improve Workforce Readiness

George Bradt | Posted 02.02.2013 | Education
George Bradt

Originally founded with a $60 million grant from Harvard and MIT to develop and implement online learning technologies, edX is expanding into community colleges by offering its massive open online courses.

High Cost Of College Leads To More Support Of Online Education

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.29.2012 | College

Millennials are concerned about the high cost of college, and that worry is leading them to be more supportive online education, a new poll from North...

Chef Mina Launches Daily Recipe Site

Teresa Rodriguez Williamson | Posted 01.06.2013 | Home
Teresa Rodriguez Williamson

Just in time for the holidays, celebrity chef Michael Mina has created a daily email and website called Cook Taste Eat where wannabe chefs can spice up their rudimentary repertoires with some of Michael Mina's most famed dishes.

Back In College, For A Day

Next Avenue | Posted 10.27.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Richard Eisenberg The nation's most entertaining professors explain everything you need to know about their favori...

ESSAY: What Will Online Courses Do To The University? | Posted 10.12.2012 | College

What will happen when universities form partnerships with companies like Coursera? How will the coupling of the university with an online distributio...

Online Schools Face Backlash Amid Exploding Popularity, States Question Academic Results

Reuters | Posted 12.03.2012 | Education

By Stephanie Simon Oct 3 (Reuters) - Virtual public schools, which allow students to take all their classes online, have exploded in ...

Kindergarten Teacher Becomes A Millionaire Selling Lesson Plans

Posted 10.24.2012 | Education

Deanna Jump, a 43-year-old kindergarten teacher in Georgia, has unexpectedly become a self-made millionaire -- by selling her lesson plans to other te...

In Arizona Desert, A Charter School Competes

| Nick Pandolfo | Posted 09.24.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. YUMA, Ariz. — Carpe Diem Collegiate High School and Middle School looks more like an off...

What Colleges and Newspapers Have in Common

Frank H. Wu | Posted 11.20.2012 | Education
Frank H. Wu

I lead an institution of higher education. That means I am the equivalent of a newspaper publisher circa 1997. We all know now what only the most astute publishers knew then: The Internet had arrived.

Goodbye Corporate University, Hello Amazon Learning

Marcus Buckingham | Posted 11.05.2012 | Los Angeles
Marcus Buckingham

It's striking, given our increased appreciation for people's unique contributions to our society, that learning and leadership development models are still mostly viewed as one-size-fits-all. Why?

Crimson Handed

The Cavalier Daily | Posted 11.04.2012 | College
The Cavalier Daily

A scandal at Harvard University could indict a hundred-plus students for cheating on an exam last spring.

Get Paid To Teach What You Know -- Now, Without Ever Leaving The Couch

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 08.23.2012 | Technology

Skillshare is based on the idea that anyone with a real-world skill -- whether it's starting a business or making Chinese dumplings -- can be a teache...

Michael Horn: Online Learning, Teaching And Misleading Opinions

| Posted 08.07.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's Digital blog. A couple of pieces in the New York Times and Washington Post have attracted...

Do Online Students Cheat More Than Their In-Classroom Peers?

Posted 07.26.2012 | Education

Cheating and grade inflation have been longstanding issues in education. Tales of years past tell the stories of days when As were much harder to ...

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.

WHOA! 14,000 Flock To Free Online Courses On First Day

The Huffington Post | Alyssa Creamer | Posted 07.19.2012 | College

When the University of Illinois announced it would offer online courses for free, thousands of prospective students came running. Illinois' opening...

Ivy League, Free of Charge

Dr. Dianne Lynch | Posted 09.16.2012 | College
Dr. Dianne Lynch

The problem is that we've come to expect that every child has the right to attend any institution willing to accept him or her, regardless of the cost. And that somebody, somewhere, will foot the bill or forgive the loans.

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.

Whither Higher Education?

Andrew Benton | Posted 09.01.2012 | College
Andrew Benton

Hardly a day goes by without reading some form of obituary or Cassandra-like prophesy about the imminent demise of colleges and universities as we have known (and love) them. Perhaps I am in denial, but I seriously doubt the end is near.

Teacher-Made Khan Academy Parody Video Inspires Contest

Posted 06.29.2012 | Education

A Mystery Science Theater 3000-inspired parody of a Khan Academy video made by two teachers has prompted a group of education bloggers to launch a com...

Pa. Schools Seek Edge Over Cyber Schools

Posted 06.12.2012 | Education

Citing better standardized test scores and diplomas from known schools, traditional Pennsylvania public school officials are attempting to win back st...

Online Dating vs. Online Education

David Blake | Posted 07.31.2012 | College
David Blake

There is the perception, at least with full degrees programs, that online education is pursued by those who have no other option due to lack of finances, time, or academic qualifications.

Harvard, MIT Announce Online Learning Project

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 07.02.2012 | Education

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have joined forces to offer free online courses in a project aimed at a...

Why States Should Require Online Learning

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 03.20.2012 | Education
Tom Vander Ark

Taking an online course in high school is a learning experience in the digital age that will prepare students for online learning in college or career where the stakes for success are much higher.