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What I Learned From Teaching

Danny Chan | Posted 03.31.2014 | Technology
Danny Chan

Teaching was an amazing experience that both excited and scared the hell out of me. It was my first time teaching a course to a room full of strangers...

The Unmoved MOOCer

Jonathan Haber | Posted 03.28.2014 | Education
Jonathan Haber

From the vantage point of someone who never budged from my cautious optimism over what MOOCs might eventually become, I'd like to point out that even if massive open courses have not made free learning for all available yesterday, they have raised the bar in online education.

Online Universities 2.0: Taking Education to the Next Level -- Worldwide

Dominik Knoll | Posted 03.13.2014 | College
Dominik Knoll

Learning is now like ordering food in a restaurant, one class at a time. By offering free online classes to anyone in the world, the virtual universities have managed to bring together the world-wide student community, under a single roof.

MOOC Learners: Who They Are, What Motivates Them

Anant Agarwal | Posted 03.11.2014 | 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...

Will Online Learning Replace the Classroom?

Avi Yashchin | Posted 03.11.2014 | Education
Avi Yashchin

Could a failure to integrate learning technology prove detrimental to an educational institution's long term sustainability?

Confessions of a MOOC Addict

John Cook | Posted 03.05.2014 | 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...

Where Is the Netflix for College Textbooks?

Dean Florez | Posted 02.26.2014 | Los Angeles
Dean Florez

Where is the technology fix or app for skyrocketing textbooks? Where are the barbarians at the gate? Those Silicon Valley warriors that took down Motown, turned my neighborhood Borders into a laundromat, eliminated Kodak AND my camera?

Distractions, Disruptions, and Distance Learning

Jay Halfond | Posted 04.14.2014 | College
Jay Halfond

A commonly recognized megatrend across the academic landscape camouflages a perhaps even more important, though often overlooked micro-trend.

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.

Higher Education Gets Another Online Challenger, as WEF Launches Its Own Web Courses

Student Reporter | Posted 04.11.2014 | Education
Student Reporter

While apprenticeships are one alternative to traditional schooling, online courses are potentially transformative for the higher education industry. In fact, the arrival of free online courses has already forced universities to re-evaluate their own models.

Workplace Trends to Watch in 2014

Amanda Schneider | Posted 03.30.2014 | Business
Amanda Schneider

While younger generations entering the workforce are pushing the envelope even further on work life balance, they are often sacrificing pay for said balance. This is causing a shift.

Self-Driving Education

Sebastian Thrun | Posted 03.30.2014 | World
Sebastian Thrun

These are exciting times for anyone in higher education. Many forms of online learning are leveraging digital technology into the core of the educational experience. They are fundamentally changing the laws of access, costs, and the student learning experience across the globe.

MOOCs: More Data, More Answers, More Questions

Jonathan Haber | Posted 03.25.2014 | Education
Jonathan Haber

It is actually quite valuable to at least think about each course as a separate entity, rather than lump them (and every other massive online class) together under the label "MOOC," since (as the researchers themselves highlight), no two MOOCs are quite the same.

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.

A One Year BA? Perhaps

Jonathan Haber | Posted 03.17.2014 | College
Jonathan Haber

Note: A version of the following piece appeared at my Degree of Freedom website upon the completion of my One Year BA project. Before explaining why ...

A MOOC BA? No Way!

Jonathan Haber | Posted 03.08.2014 | Education
Jonathan Haber

The reason a One Year MOOC BA could work while a One Year residential BA would not is because -- on average -- MOOC classes make fewer demands on students than do their residential equivalents.

The Best Online College Programs Named

us news | Devon Haynie | Posted 01.23.2014 | College

One of the biggest changes to higher education in recent years has been the evolving profile of the average college student. While that student was on...

Teaching to the Big Questions - Changing the Framework of Higher Education

Jayson Boyers | Posted 03.06.2014 | Education
Jayson Boyers

Questioning the known and the unknown simultaneously is what will drive education forward. Asking questions, even the questions we as educators may not have the answers to, will help us create an engaged classroom that focuses on solving real-world challenges.

Benefits of College Degree Include Being a Good Role Model

Tracy Lorenz | Posted 03.03.2014 | Education
Tracy Lorenz

Earning a college degree makes role models out of many Americans. We recently conducted a national survey of 1,000 women, and nearly 90 percent of respondents said having a college degree is important to being a good role model.

Quantum Education Comes From Three 'R's + Four 'C's

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 03.02.2014 | Education
Molly Alexander Darden

Not fully understanding the link between education and its effect on their future success, our youth are often distracted with social media along with athletics -- tweeting constantly, both in class and out.

Hacking Homework

Jonathan Haber | Posted 02.16.2014 | Education
Jonathan Haber

For students today have access to the world's greatest library -- the Internet -- on their hip at any given moment, meaning everything from guidance to "the answers" are always just a Google search away.

MOOCs and Lifelong Learners

Jonathan Haber | Posted 02.11.2014 | Education
Jonathan Haber

An argument asks why schools and investors should be sinking millions into creating MOOCs that we all know just benefit older, educated, professional (and by implication well-off, middle-class) lifelong learners who already have so much.

A MOOC Thought Experiment

Jonathan Haber | Posted 02.09.2014 | Education
Jonathan Haber

If reading had evolved so that it only ever took place on a computer screen, would we look at the book as some primitive artifact, or as a marvelous and superior technology to be celebrated for its high-resolution user interface, portability and convenience?

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.

Don't Shoot the Messenger 

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 02.01.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Moody's report is a kind of clarion call. At a minimum, it illuminates the building financial crisis in higher education. The report also is a challenge for higher education to imagine a different future.