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Free Online Education Is Now Illegal in Minnesota

Free Online Education Is Now Illegal in Minnesota | OpenEd | Scoop.it

"Honorable mentions go to New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission for driving out Uber’s online taxi-hailing service and to automobile dealers’ groups in four states for trying to have Tesla dealerships declared illegal."

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Heard: University in Colorado First To Award US College Credit For MOOC Course | WiredAcademic

Heard: University in Colorado First To Award US College Credit For MOOC Course | WiredAcademic | OpenEd | Scoop.it

"Its the first time a university in the US is offering such credit for a Udacity course..."

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Online Higher-Education Startup Coursera Is Taking Over the World

Online Higher-Education Startup Coursera Is Taking Over the World | OpenEd | Scoop.it

"In the fast-evolving realm of free online college courses, Coursera seems to be evolving the fastest."

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Stanford & Columbia University Select Academics To Lead Online Learning Efforts | WiredAcademic

Stanford & Columbia University Select Academics To Lead Online Learning Efforts | WiredAcademic | OpenEd | Scoop.it

"The blended learning revolution is creating new jobs in the administration suites of elite college campuses such as Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif., and Columbia University in New York City."

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Open Education for a Global Economy

Open Education for a Global Economy | OpenEd | Scoop.it

"A little-known company is finding success offering free online education around the world."

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Kohl’s Cares® and TED Give Educators the Chance to Tell Their ‘Lesson Worth Sharing’ to Kids Worldwide

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Textbook Buying Season Here: 20 Million Minds Foundation Tells Students to Skip the Bookstore

"Textbook Price Comparison Sweepstakes" announced that 20MM will provide scholarship giveaways to students who...
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Udacity Cancels Free Online Math Course, Citing Low Quality - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Udacity Cancels Free Online Math Course, Citing Low Quality - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | OpenEd | Scoop.it

"Udacity, a start-up company offering free online courses, last week canceled a course, “Logic and Discrete Mathematics,” that was due to begin this summer, saying the lectures and materials it had prepared on the topic did not live up to its quality standards."

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Former Flip execs launch Knowmia for video tutorials

Former Flip execs launch Knowmia for video tutorials | OpenEd | Scoop.it
In addition to video lectures, the site also comes with mini-courses and assessment tools...
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A MOOC by Any Other Name | Open Education | HYBRID PEDAGOGY

A MOOC by Any Other Name | Open Education | HYBRID PEDAGOGY | OpenEd | Scoop.it

On August 13, as part of a collaborative exercise in Hybrid Pedagogy’s MOOC MOOC, nearly 500 participants worked together in seven separate documents to create essays about MOOCs. They were given specific parameters -- half a day, cite three sources, write exactly 1,000 words, and illustrate with an image. Working in sections of about 50 participants each, the groups succeeded in massively co-authoring and massively peer-reviewing their articles.

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Senate passes bills to promote development of digital open source textbooks

"Two Senate bills providing for the development of low-cost digital textbooks for 50 lower division courses across the state’s public postsecondary education segments have been passed by the California Senate and the Assembly Appropriations Committee."

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What in the world is a MOOC?

What in the world is a MOOC? | OpenEd | Scoop.it
As more colleges offer free online classes to the masses, MOOC has become a buzzword.
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More great universities. More amazing courses. Huge Coursera welcome to our 17 new partners!

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Unishared: Revolution in Online Education Beyond Coursera, Edx, and Udacity - Forbes

Unishared: Revolution in Online Education Beyond Coursera, Edx, and Udacity - Forbes | OpenEd | Scoop.it

"There is an eminent revolution about to happen in the online education sector. Unishared focus on collaboration and peer learning. It pushes students to share everything they learn in classrooms all the time."

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Coursera introduces three courses in statistics - Web Exclusive Article - Significance Magazine

Coursera introduces three courses in statistics - Web Exclusive Article - Significance Magazine | OpenEd | Scoop.it
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Teaching to the World From Central New Jersey - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Teaching to the World From Central New Jersey - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education | OpenEd | Scoop.it
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First humanities MOOC professors road-test Coursera's peer grading model | Inside Higher Ed

First humanities MOOC professors road-test Coursera's peer grading model | Inside Higher Ed | OpenEd | Scoop.it
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Exclusive: Europe's Erasmus Prepares To Launch College Rankings, MOOC Classes | WiredAcademic

Exclusive: Europe's Erasmus Prepares To Launch College Rankings, MOOC Classes | WiredAcademic | OpenEd | Scoop.it

"EU education officials are closely watching digital education trends in the United States and planning several digital initiatives of their own, ranging from college rankings to creating a portal for open educational resources such as MOOCs – massive online open courses – from top European universities."

 

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Udacity/Pearson VUE: Proctored exam for Intro to Computer Science now available

Udacity/Pearson VUE: Proctored exam for Intro to Computer Science now available | OpenEd | Scoop.it
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International Initiatives Fuel Growth of Open Ed. Content

International Initiatives Fuel Growth of Open Ed. Content | OpenEd | Scoop.it
Experts say the real power of open education resources comes not from the fact that they are free, but from the ability to customize the content.
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John Resig - Redefining the Introduction to Computer Science

John Resig - Redefining the Introduction to Computer Science | OpenEd | Scoop.it

"We’re releasing a completely new platform that targets people with no programming knowledge and gives them an engaging and fun environment to learn in."

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Are open education resources essential to a future of technically-empowered citizens? | MIT Center for Civic Media

Are open education resources essential to a future of technically-empowered citizens? | MIT Center for Civic Media | OpenEd | Scoop.it
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