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Hamilton, Reeve. "In This Online Psychology Class, the Key Words Are Real Time." 6 September 2013.

Hamilton, Reeve. "In This Online Psychology Class, the Key Words Are Real Time." 6 September 2013. | MOOCs | Scoop.it

Hamilton, Reeve. "In This Online Psychology Class, the Key Words Are Real Time." 6 September 2013.

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Is it worth $550 to take a introductory psychology class "in real time" from U.T.- Austin when compaired to the alternatives?

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Virtual School Practices Real Oppression, Bans Pixilated Firearms

Virtual School Practices Real Oppression, Bans Pixilated Firearms | MOOCs | Scoop.it
The cultural campaign to label firearms and firearm ownership as socially unacceptable claimed another victim last week, when a “virtual” school demanded that an elementary school student remove an image of a firearm from his online profile.
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Three Radical Changes That Can Save Business Schools From Extinction

Three Radical Changes That Can Save Business Schools From Extinction | MOOCs | Scoop.it

 " ... calculated that schools spend about 100 times less for each student to finish an online course than a traditional course. They write that schools should harness those potential cost savings by remaking full-time MBA programs into campus programs that give students less classroom time, but more time for experiential learning or study abroad."

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See the in-depth interview at Disruption Ahead: What MOOCs Will Mean for MBA Programs ( http://whr.tn/1qG87vI ;)

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Kolowich, Steve. "MOOCs and Machines (Audio)." Inside Higher Ed, 10 May 2012.

Kolowich, Steve. "MOOCs and Machines (Audio)." Inside Higher Ed, 10 May 2012. | MOOCs | Scoop.it

Kolowich, Steve. "MOOCs and Machines (Audio)." Inside Higher Ed, 10 May 2012.

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Kolowich, Steve. "MOOCs and Machines (Audio)." Inside Higher Ed, 10 May 2012.

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Shapiro, Nina. "Astonishing MOOC Success More Complicated Than It Seemed, Raising Questions for UW." Seattle Weekly, 10 September 2013.

Shapiro, Nina. "Astonishing MOOC Success More Complicated Than It Seemed, Raising Questions for UW." Seattle Weekly, 10 September 2013. | MOOCs | Scoop.it

Last fall, an engineering professor at San Jose State University named Khosrow Ghadiri tried something radical in his Introduction to Circuits course."

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Shapiro, Nina. "Astonishing MOOC Success More Complicated Than It Seemed, Raising Questions for UW." Seattle Weekly, 10 September 2013.

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CourseBuffet "Find and compare free online courses from Coursera, Udacity, edX and more"

CourseBuffet "Find and compare free online courses from Coursera, Udacity, edX and more" | MOOCs | Scoop.it

500+ MOOCs

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Lewin, Tamar. "Success of Online Courses Weighed." New York Times, 29 August 2013.

Lewin, Tamar. "Success of Online Courses Weighed." New York Times, 29 August 2013. | MOOCs | Scoop.it
San Jose State University announced results Wednesday in its pilot partnership with Udacity, a for-profit provider of online courses, to offer introductory classes online for credit.
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" - a higher share of  online students than on-campus students passed with a C or better."

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A list of R packages, by popularity

A list of R packages, by popularity | MOOCs | Scoop.it
R package developer (and R-bloggers editor) Tal Galili just published the answers to a question many R users have asked: which are the most popular R packages? He wrote some R code to rank the top 100 packages by number of downloads.
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How R Grows

How R Grows | MOOCs | Scoop.it

Saturday morning I was drinking my coffee wondering how much effort goes into Rworldwide. (It’s my job.) I noticed that there were 4469 packages on CRAN, and it occurred to me that tabulating the packages by publication date would give some indication of how much effort is being expended to improve packags and keep them up to date. With very little work at all I was able to read the table on the Available CRAN packages by date of publication page and produce this plot.

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Colleges Adapt Online Courses to Ease Burden

Colleges Adapt Online Courses to Ease Burden | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Educators are harnessing online materials to meet the toughest challenges in higher education: giving more students access to college, and helping them graduate on time.
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Online Education (MOOCs) - The New York Times

Online Education (MOOCs) - The New York Times | MOOCs | Scoop.it
News about E-Learning. Commentary and archival information about E-Learning from The New York Times.
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OnLine education from the New York Times ...

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For Scientists, an Exploding World of Pseudo-Academia

For Scientists, an Exploding World of Pseudo-Academia | MOOCs | Scoop.it
A parallel world of pseudo-academia, with prestigiously titled conferences and journals that will print seemingly anything for a fee, has the scientific community alarmed.
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Ten Ways Colleges Work You Over

Ten Ways Colleges Work You Over | MOOCs | Scoop.it
What they don’t want you to know about admissions and financial aid.
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"The aim of the game for colleges is to boost the number of students who apply and can be rejected. By doing this, the schools see their acceptance rates fall, making them appear to be more selective—which helps them rise up the U.S. News & World Report rankings."

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Ammori, Marvin and Rosen, Christine. "Techno Sapiens: The Digital College Dropout Edition." Slate, 4 August 2014.

Ammori, Marvin and Rosen, Christine. "Techno Sapiens: The Digital College Dropout Edition." Slate, 4 August 2014. | MOOCs | Scoop.it

"Welcome to the third episode of Techno Sapiens ...   On today’s episode, Christine and Marvin discuss online education with Daphne Koller, a computer science professor at Stanford University and the co-founder and president of Coursera, a digital learning platform, which has partnerships with universities around the world. The hosts ask whether massive open online courses (or MOOCs) will give us all greater access to a first-rate college education—or if they’ll be the death knell for higher learning as we know it."

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Wasson, Christina. "Demystifying MOOCs: An Eye-Opening Ethnographic Study of Online Education." Ethnography Matters, 18 February 2014.

Wasson, Christina. "Demystifying MOOCs: An Eye-Opening Ethnographic Study of Online Education." Ethnography Matters, 18 February 2014. | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Wasson, Christina. "Demystifying MOOCs: An Eye-Opening Ethnographic Study of Online Education." Ethnography Matters, 18 February 2014.
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Wasson, Christina. "Demystifying MOOCs: An Eye-Opening Ethnographic Study of Online Education." Ethnography Matters, 18 February 2014.

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Finder, Alan. "A Surge in Growth for a New Kind of Online Course." New York Times, 25 September 2013.

Finder, Alan. "A Surge in Growth for a New Kind of Online Course."  New York Times, 25 September 2013. | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Three major sites have emerged in the last couple of years to offer massive open online courses, greatly expanding the opportunity to take college classes.
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Finder, Alan. "A Surge in Growth for a New Kind of Online Course."  New York Times, 25 September 2013.

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Hamilton, Reeve. "In This Online Psychology Class, the Key Words Are Real Time." 6 September 2013.

Hamilton, Reeve. "In This Online Psychology Class, the Key Words Are Real Time." 6 September 2013. | MOOCs | Scoop.it

Hamilton, Reeve. "In This Online Psychology Class, the Key Words Are Real Time." 6 September 2013.

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Is it worth $550 to take a introductory psychology class "in real time" from U.T.- Austin when compaired to the alternatives?

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Lewin, Tamar. "Master’s Degree Is New Frontier of Study Online." New York Times, 17 August 2013.

Lewin, Tamar. "Master’s Degree Is New Frontier of Study Online." New York Times, 17 August 2013. | MOOCs | Scoop.it
The master’s degree offered by the Georgia Institute of Technology through massive open online courses has the potential to disrupt higher education.
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Nathan Heller: Is College Moving Online?

Nathan Heller: Is College Moving Online? | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Many people think that massive open online courses, or MOOCs, are the future of higher education in America.
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Adapting to Blended Courses, and Finding Early Benefits

Adapting to Blended Courses, and Finding Early Benefits | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Two Massachusetts community colleges are trying a modified approach to an open online computer science course, but at different paces.
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Florida approves online-only public university education

"The online university degree programs are part of an education package pushed by Scott and the state's Republican party leadership that they say will more closely link curriculums with the needs of employers."

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Grading the MOOC University

Grading the MOOC University | MOOCs | Scoop.it
Take away the dorm rooms, the classroom banter, the brown-nosing, the keg parties and the tuition, and is it still college?
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