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This is a great piece which demonstrates how international activities can be seen as "value-adding" rather than "risk-embedding".
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In the last two years, a number of various MOOC platforms have been introduced and received a significant amount of attention in higher education news outlets. The big “bomb” arrived in the end of 2011 when Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced that they would start broadcasting a portion of its courses for free, openly on the internet – the MITx initiative. By now, the MITx has led to the development of edX that includes courses from MIT, Harvard and UC Berkeley.
Faculty members are far less excited by, and more fearful of, the recent growth of online education than are academic technology administrators, according to a new study by Inside Higher Edand the Babson Survey Research GroupRead more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/survey/conflicted-faculty-and-online-education-2012#ixzz225SXtTtlInside Higher Ed