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Stanford Economist: Elite Colleges Should Not Give Credit for MOOCs – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Stanford Economist: Elite Colleges Should Not Give Credit for MOOCs – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
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Will MOOCs affect alumni contributions to elite institutions?

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MOOC: Every letter is negotiable

MOOC: Every letter is negotiable | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Just a visual representation of intepretations of what MOOCs are. New version at www.flickr.com/photos/mathplourde/8620174342/
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If Even the Genius Godfather of MOOCs Can’t Make Them Work, Can Anyone?

If Even the Genius Godfather of MOOCs Can’t Make Them Work, Can Anyone? | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Sebastian Thrun, godfather of the massive open online course, has quietly spread a plastic tarp on the floor, nudged his most famous educational invention into the center, and is about to pull the trigger.
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http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/academics-to-udacity-founder-told-ya/48667

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Rebooting online education

Rebooting online education | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
The disappointing results from San Jose State's experiment with online courses shouldn't be interpreted to mean that such courses can't help students.

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Andrea Stanfield's comment, August 1, 2013 9:27 AM
We should be thinking about this as an evolutionary process. I'm glad the conversation is finally moving in that direction.
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Nathan Heller: Is College Moving Online?

Nathan Heller: Is College Moving Online? | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Many people think that massive open online courses, or MOOCs, are the future of higher education in America.
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Why Professors at San Jose State Won't Use a Harvard Professor's MOOC

Why Professors at San Jose State Won't Use a Harvard Professor's MOOC | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
In an open letter, the San Jose professors worry that public higher education will suffer if scholar-student interaction is replaced with videotaped content.

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The Imminent Shakeout? Disruptive Innovation and Higher Education - Forbes

The Imminent Shakeout? Disruptive Innovation and Higher Education - Forbes | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Darden School (Business School) at the University of Virginia (Photo credit: Wikipedia) One can hardly go a day without seeing an article touting the end of the University as we know it as the rise of online education, and in particular Massively ...
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Top Universities Offer Free Online Education, Business Plan to Follow | National News | United States | Epoch Times

Top Universities Offer Free Online Education, Business Plan to Follow | National News | United States | Epoch Times | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Coursera, a free massive open online course, is a “social entrepreneurship company” and partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take.
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MOOC's Could Hurt Smaller and For-Profit Colleges, Moody's Report Says - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

MOOC's Could Hurt Smaller and For-Profit Colleges, Moody's Report Says - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it

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Innovation in 2014: Welcome to the Evolution

Innovation in 2014: Welcome to the Evolution | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Instead of calling MOOCs a failure, combine them with other pioneering ideas to help higher education evolve.
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Liberal Education | Fall 2013 | The MOOC Moment and the End of Reform

Liberal Education | Fall 2013 | The MOOC Moment and the End of Reform | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES: THE NATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION ASSOCIATION COMMITTED TO MAKING THE AIMS OF LIBERAL LEARNING A VIGOROUS AND CONSTANT INFLUENCE ON EDUCATIONAL PRACTICE AND INSTITUTIONAL PLANNING.

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Did David Brooks and Thomas Friedman create the "MOOC Moment" and other good questions.

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Angered by MOOC Deals, San Jose State Faculty Senate Considers Rebuff

Angered by MOOC Deals, San Jose State Faculty Senate Considers Rebuff | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
The Senate is expected to vote on Monday on a proposal limiting the president's ability to make technology deals without the approval of faculty members who would be affected.

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Georgia university system to offer more 'massive' online courses

The University System of Georgia and big university systems in nine other states have announced a joint partnership with a large educational technology company to offer massive open online courses, or MOOCs.
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The Memo: American U.'s Moratorium on MOOCs

The Memo: American U.'s Moratorium on MOOCs | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it

The provost at American University, Scott A. Bass, sent the following statement to university faculty and staff members to clarify the university's "moratorium" on creating MOOCs.


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This memorandum raises some good questions.

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We’ve Tried the Magic of Technology to Radically Change College Before. by Daniel Luzer | Washington Monthly

We’ve Tried the Magic of Technology to Radically Change College Before. by Daniel Luzer | Washington Monthly | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
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There really is nothing new under the sun!

 

"Problems emerged. Familiar problems. The completion rates in radio courses were low. Students found the lack of social interaction frustrating. There was also the troublesome matter of academic credit. Some students received mere “certificates of completion” when they successfully completed an air college course and colleges and employers often didn’t know what to do with such things. Other colleges eventually did offer credit toward a degree for radio courses—according to the Chronicle, “between 1923 and 1940, 13 institutions offered courses for credit, and nearly 10,000 students enrolled”—but it didn’t work out so well. Only 17 percent of people who signed up ever earned credit.

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Coursera forced to call off a MOOC amid complaints about the course | Inside Higher Ed

Coursera forced to call off a MOOC amid complaints about the course | Inside Higher Ed | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
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A MOOC by Any Other Name | Open Education | HYBRID PEDAGOGY

A MOOC by Any Other Name | Open Education | HYBRID PEDAGOGY | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal of teaching and technology that combines the strands of critical and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in education.

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Texas: Lower College Costs by Online Education

Texas: Lower College Costs by Online Education | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
  Texas MOOCs for Credit? Steve Kolowich,  Inside Higher Ed,  10/16/12 So far the universities partnering with edX and Coursera on massive open online courses (MOOCs) have focused on the ideal of lowering the barriers to elite courses.
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Consortium of Colleges Takes Online Education to New Level

Consortium of Colleges Takes Online Education to New Level | Higher Ed Reform | Scoop.it
Major universities are joining Stanford, Princeton and others to expand Coursera, a venture that offers free massive open online courses, or MOCCs.
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