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MIT Online Education Policy Initiative

This month the Online Education Policy Initiative at MIT released a study done on how to further education in all aspects, with a focus on online education. The study has four focus zones: interdisciplinary collaboration, online educational technologies, learning engineers, and institutional/organizational change. The overarching message of the study is that while all fields are […]

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison offers its own free MOOCs

The University of Wisconsin-Madison offers for the first time four pilot MOOCs.The UW’s initiative is the result of a partnership agreed upon with MOOC provider Coursera. The latter is one of the leading MOOC providers, offering to thousands of people free access to top university courses. The UW seeks to complement and strengthen the education […]

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MOOC-Ed Brings Open Online Course Availability to Educators

With the rising popularity of Massive Open Online Course – or MOOC – classes for students, it is only fitting that educators be able to learn new tricks of the trade the same way. A MOOC-Ed – that is, MOOC for Educators – has become available, bringing educators flexible ways to improve not only student results […]

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Could MOOC Courses Give Reasoning to Cut Funding to State Universities?

Massive open online course or MOOC, is a free online course with extremely large class sizes, where students individually participate in learning from a well-established professor via an online platform like Coursera. However, MOOCs aren’t like any other online course. MOOCs are designed to create a community with students and professors through online content like […]

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SPOC’s Slip onto the MOOC Scene

With the immense popularity of the learning opportunities provided by MOOC’s, there is no wonder why some universities have begun to look at more exclusive versions of the program. Harvard is launching the next generation of online classes with SPOC – or Small Private Online Courses. The desire to take a MOOC from Harvard has […]

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The true impact of MOOCs: Penn State University assesses their MOOC experience

The Penn State University’s five MOOCs offered through Coursera, attracted more than 300,000 sign-ups, a number that surprised the MOOCs faculty. Students weren’t the only ones getting something out of these MOOCs, the professors gained valuable insights from the MOOC teaching experience. The students’ increased and unprecedented engagement showed that the free online learning model […]

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Wharton Offers MBA Courses Through Coursera

Students who have always dreamed of earning an MBA from Wharton can now get a taste of what it’s like through Coursera. In a recent repot published on Yahoo, Wharton has announced that the school will offer several courses in the MOOC format that are typically offered during the first year of their highly reputable […]

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University Credit Given for MOOCs and No One in Class

Any student racking up college debt would be thrilled to know they could receive college credit for a MOOC class, which is free of charge. This is what Colorado State University-Global Campus offered last fall. The student would only pay $89, for a proctored exam, a tiny fraction of the $1,050 Colorado State charges for […]

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MOOC Verses DOCC

It was only a matter of time before massive open online courses (MOOC) were challenged to see online learning in a new light. Distributed Open Collaborative Course (DOCC) has a different approach to how students should learn through online education and the role of the instructor. Where MOOCs facilitated the traditional sense of teaching, having […]

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Teachers’ Role Decreases, While Technology Increases

The growth of advanced technology over the last decade also brings a negative impact to educators’ job market. Technology persistently proves how effective it can educate students, while lowering costs for educators. On the contrary, are institutions relying too heavily on digital inventions to teach students? Arizona State University is now testing a program that […]