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CourseSmart Rolls Out Digital Textbook Subscriptions for College Students

CourseSmart Rolls Out Digital Textbook Subscriptions for College Students | The daily digest | Scoop.it
With estimates as high as $1,200 US per year that college students spend on textbooks alone, digital educational content leader CourseSmart is unveiling its
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Is College Moving Online?

Is College Moving Online? | The daily digest | Scoop.it
Many people think that massive open online courses, or MOOCs, are the future of higher education in America.
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UK universities 'face online threat'

UK universities 'face online threat' | The daily digest | Scoop.it
Universities that fail to respond to the rise of online universities will be swept away by global competition, a report warns.
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Do online courses spell the end for the traditional university?

Do online courses spell the end for the traditional university? | The daily digest | Scoop.it
US academics are using the web to offer world-class tuition – free – to anyone who can log on, anywhere in the world.
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Elsevier Collaborates with edX, Not-for-Profit Venture Offering Interactive Study Via the Web

Elsevier Collaborates with edX, Not-for-Profit Venture Offering Interactive Study Via the Web | The daily digest | Scoop.it

It seems Elsevier have collaborated with a course leader to make his authored textbook available for free through his open course. What's the story?

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How education startup Coursera may profit from free courses

How education startup Coursera may profit from free courses | The daily digest | Scoop.it

Follwing up an earlier post about Coursera, this additional post looks at exactly what their business model might be. And they don't really know ... the capital invested now appears to be up to $22mn, but they're not quite sure of the mechanisms by which they're going to start bringing in the dollars.

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Open clinical anatomy course: Is this the future of medical education?

Today I, somewhat belatedly, caught up on the news that Stanford University will be running an open course on Clinical Anatomy as part of it's growing offering of open educational courses.  The fi...

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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 | The daily digest | 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 British Library becomes the first non-university institution to join the FutureLearn MOOC platform

The British Library has announced its intention to join the UK’s Mooc platform FutureLearn Ltd, offering participants of its online courses access to the Library’s unique digitised resources.
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Can MOOCs Help Sell Textbooks?

Can MOOCs Help Sell Textbooks? | The daily digest | Scoop.it
Publishers seem to think so. The courses' recommended-reading lists represent "a promising market," says the director of one press.
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Online courses 'real world' exams

Online courses 'real world' exams | The daily digest | Scoop.it
Harvard and MIT's online university, edX, forms a partnership with Pearson to provide a global network of invigilated exam centres.
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Coursera: Free online medical courses from top universities

Coursera: Free online medical courses from top universities | The daily digest | Scoop.it

Coursera is a social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. At the moment there are several medical courses available in areas such as neurology, clinical problem solving, physiology and pharmacology. These courses come from universities including Duke, Pennsylvania, Edinburgh, California, to name a few.


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