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Atlanta Testing Scandal

The shockwaves are still being felt in Atlanta with approximately 34 teachers and administrators being indicted in one of the largest testing and cheating scandals to date. “Prosecutors allege the 35 named defendants conspired to either cheat, conceal cheating or retaliate against whistle-blowers in an effort to bolster C.R.C.T. scores for the benefit of financial […]

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MOOC Professors: Don’t Grant Credit for MOOC Courses

In a study recently published by the Chronicle for Higher Education, 72% of professors teaching for MOOCs do not believe students should earn academic credit for participating in free massive open online courses. Interestingly enough, the professors surveyed do believe that MOOCs could reduce the cost of higher education and that MOOCs are here to stay. […]

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Colleges Rewarded for Affordability?

There has been much controversy over rising tuition rates in colleges since the economic recession. While other industries slashed prices to increase consumer confidence, colleges across the nation steadily raised tuition rates to make up for lost state funding. These dramatic increases forced many students to drop out or put their college education on hold. […]

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Avoiding Academic Dishonesty In the Classroom

Harvard University expelled around 70 students this month in response to a cheating scandal that rocked the university last year. In addition to the 70 students that were forced to withdraw, the media reports that around 100 additional students received disciplinary action as a result of their behavior. According to the New York Times, 279 […]

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Performance Based Funding in Higher Education

Pat McCrory, newly elected Governor of North Carolina, made headlines this week when he slammed liberal arts colleges for, what he perceives as, not providing the same job opportunities as other technical colleges and universities. McCrory specifically mentioned gender studies, Swahili, and philosophy. His comments created a rash of negative publicity across the State, mostly […]

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Are Colleges Going Out Of Business?

In a recent blog post by Mark Cuban he questions the future of colleges if they continue to operate on the same business model as they have for the past century. Cuban makes valuable points that should be paid attention to in this blog. For one, tuition rates have continued to increase in the worst […]

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California Governor Pushing for More Online Education

In an effort to curb the high cost of education, Governor Jerry Brown partnered with Udacity to introduce MOOCs to California’s higher education system.  Udacity, a MOOC based in Palo Alto, will partner with San Jose State University to offer online remedial classes in order to prepare students for their required general education courses.  These […]

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Online Cheating Websites Are Popular

Although it’s an older article (dated September 21, 2012), I just had to share this one. Inside Higher Ed  has reported that there are websites now available that offer students the opportunity for someone to take an entire online class for them.  These companies guarantee work on all assignments, tests, papers, and other activities for a fee […]

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Identity Verified Certificates Available

In a previous blog post about Coursera we covered the rapid increase in enrollments online MOOCs have been receiving. The model of cheap or free education for everyone paired with top quality course content has driven knowledge hungry students from all backgrounds into this space. One of the main issues still remains though. How do […]

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Video Games Make Their Debut in Education

Video games have been a huge source of controversy for kids, parents, and teachers since Atari reared its ugly head in the 80’s.  Educators and parents have spent years telling kids that video games would fry brain cells and to spend more time with their heads in the books.   Once thought to be the […]