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The Invisible Learners Taking MOOCs - Inside Higher Ed (blog)

Wednesday, 5/27/2015, at 7:21 PM

Inside Higher Ed (blog)

The Invisible Learners Taking MOOCs
Inside Higher Ed (blog)
“Anyone, anywhere, at any point in time will be able to take advantage of high quality education.” That could be a tagline from just about any enthusiast or provider of open online courses (often called MOOCs). The intention certainly seems laudable ...

Chance for Credit Gives New Life to MOOCs - U.S. News & World Report

Wednesday, 5/27/2015, at 9:33 AM

U.S. News & World Report

Chance for Credit Gives New Life to MOOCs
U.S. News & World Report
Earlier this month, Arizona State University announced plans to make a handful of undergraduate massive open online courses, or MOOCs, available for credit to anyone who was interested. The initiative, which officials say is the first of its kind ...

Summer School: MOOCs for Technologists - EnterpriseTech

Friday, 5/22/2015, at 3:39 PM

EnterpriseTech

Summer School: MOOCs for Technologists
EnterpriseTech
Free or low-cost MOOCs are accessible, low-cost ways for technology and business professionals to garner insight and training into new techniques, solutions, and practices to complement their existing skills. Options grow each year, with an increasing ...

MBAs, Pearson, and MOOCs: The week's most-read education news - Education Dive

Friday, 5/22/2015, at 3:38 PM

Education Dive

MBAs, Pearson, and MOOCs: The week's most-read education news
Education Dive
This week, Texas chose ETS over Pearson to handle the majority of its state testing after a 15-year relationship with the British ed giant. Some observers see the move lessening Pearson's testing influence and sales due to the size of the state's ...

MOOCs – Education Gets Down to Business - icrunchdata News

Wednesday, 5/20/2015, at 4:39 PM

MOOCs – Education Gets Down to Business
icrunchdata News
Offered free or at low-cost, MOOCs do not have any enrollment criteria (except for occasional subject matter pre-requisites). To boot, the courses are from established education institutions or top-tier American universities with no restriction on the ...
Can technology widen access to education?Holyrood.com

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Does edX proctoring solution hold key to offering MOOCs for credit? - Education Dive

Wednesday, 5/20/2015, at 9:55 AM

Does edX proctoring solution hold key to offering MOOCs for credit?
Education Dive
Non-profit MOOC provider edX is now offering a solution where online test proctors access saved video later instead of coordinating enough people to watch a livestream of test-takers. Campus Technology reports the virtual proctoring solution improves ...

MOOCs vs. Traditional Instruction: Which is Best for College Prep? - Education World

Tuesday, 5/19/2015, at 12:52 PM

MOOCs vs. Traditional Instruction: Which is Best for College Prep?
Education World
MOOCs have a high potential of reaching more students than a simple classroom can. This may in turn make educators feel that students need more substance to their education than MOOCs may be able to provide. The argument makes for a perplexing ...

Want An MBA For Free? Check Out These Illinois University MOOCs - Chicago Inno

Saturday, 5/9/2015, at 10:46 AM

Chicago Inno

Want An MBA For Free? Check Out These Illinois University MOOCs
Chicago Inno
Massive Online Open Courses, better known as MOOCs have long been known for their silly name and idealist view on democratizing the college education. This week, one Illinois university gave MOOCs a little bit more cred. University of Illinois ...
Illinois pioneers low-cost MBA via MOOCsUniversity World News

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U. of Illinois to Offer a Lower-Cost MBA, Thanks to MOOCs - Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription)

Monday, 5/4/2015, at 7:19 PM

Education Dive

U. of Illinois to Offer a Lower-Cost MBA, Thanks to MOOCs
Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription)
The program is the latest in a string of high-profile experiments in using free MOOCs as part of cut-rate degree programs. Just last month Arizona State University announced a MOOC-based equivalent of the first year of a bachelor's degree for about $6,000.
Illinois College of Business and Coursera launch MBA MoocFinancial Times
U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to offer online M.B.A. through CourseraInside Higher Ed
Online MBA program approvedChampaign/Urbana News-Gazette
BusinessBecause -Chicago Business Journal
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What Is Being Learned From MOOCs? New Report Takes Stock - Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) (blog)

Thursday, 4/30/2015, at 5:08 AM

What Is Being Learned From MOOCs? New Report Takes Stock
Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) (blog)
When MOOCs emerged a few years ago, many in the academic world were sent into a frenzy. Pundits made sweeping statements about the courses, saying that they were the future of education or that colleges would become obsolete, said George Siemens, ...