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MOOCs are no panacea to a flawed college admissions process - Washington Post

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MOOCs are no panacea to a flawed college admissions process
Washington Post
Kevin Carey's argument in his March 22 Outlook essay, “So long, SAT. Admissions are about to change,” for massive open online courses (MOOCs) replacing the SAT and ACT was compelling, but having just endured the college application marathon with my ...

Northwestern Launches New Moocs In Health Care, Business - Northwestern University NewsCenter

Thursday, 3/26/2015, at 1:28 PM

Northwestern Launches New Moocs In Health Care, Business
Northwestern University NewsCenter
EVANSTON, Ill. --- Northwestern University is unveiling two new massive open online courses (MOOCs) this spring, one to help young people find their way into the health care workplace and another to help students understand how to shape business ...
Northwestern adds health care, business MOOCsDaily Northwestern
Northwestern Debuts 2 New MOOCs, First MOOC SpecializationCampus Technology
MOOC courses keep on growingThe Australian Financial Review

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MOOCs rise to the task of making college affordable, accessible and adaptable - Daily Trojan Online

Wednesday, 3/25/2015, at 6:34 PM

Daily Trojan Online

MOOCs rise to the task of making college affordable, accessible and adaptable
Daily Trojan Online
Nowadays, mass open online courses (MOOCs) could just be the answer to the rising barriers of attending college. In 2012, it cost the average student $33,716 to attend a four-year institution, when barely 20 years ago, it would have cost the same ...

From Disruptor to Bestie: How Instructors are Learning to Leverage MOOCs - EdSurge

Friday, 3/20/2015, at 1:05 PM

From Disruptor to Bestie: How Instructors are Learning to Leverage MOOCs
EdSurge
Only a handful of sessions at SXSWedu this year used “MOOC” in their titles or descriptions, but those four letters were still mentioned quite a bit. It is safe to say, MOOCs have been passed over as the disruptor du jour of higher education. But this ...

In 3 developing countries, an effort to deepen research on MOOCs - Devex

Wednesday, 3/18/2015, at 9:47 AM

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In 3 developing countries, an effort to deepen research on MOOCs
Devex
At last week's SXSWedu conference in Austin, Texas, the U.S. Agency for International Development and CourseTalk, a site for student-written reviews of MOOCs, launched the $1.55 million Advancing MOOCs for Development Initiative, a two-year ...

Cut Through the Hype, and MOOCs Still Have Had a Lasting Impact - Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription)

Friday, 3/13/2015, at 5:40 AM

Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription)

Cut Through the Hype, and MOOCs Still Have Had a Lasting Impact
Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription)
Cut Through the Hype, and MOOCs Still Have Had a Lasting Impact. Cut Through the Hype, and MOOCs Still Have Had a Lasting Impact 1. Chris Bolin for The Chronicle. George Siemens, an academic-technology expert at the U. of Texas at Arlington: ...

Innovative MOOCs Take Learning in New Directions - Campus Technology

Wednesday, 3/11/2015, at 12:28 PM

Campus Technology

Innovative MOOCs Take Learning in New Directions
Campus Technology
DeVaney said that it's a "fair assumption" the university will see the same kind of low completion rates in the China MOOCs as it does in its English-language MOOCs. But even rock-bottom rates may not matter, he pointed out: "One of the issues with the ...

MOOCs to the rescue? - Devex

Monday, 3/2/2015, at 12:33 PM

Devex

MOOCs to the rescue?
Devex
edX offers university-level MOOCs, and CEO Anant Agarwal said it currently has more than 3.5 million students, 40 percent of whom come from developing countries. While Agarwal believes MOOCs won't replace traditional on-campus teaching, he said these ...
In defense of the great MOOC experimentThe Conversation US
Fellowship targets undergraduate community leaders in alternative learningMadison.com

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How can universities use MOOCs to recruit students? (essay) - Inside Higher Ed

Friday, 2/27/2015, at 3:05 AM

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How can universities use MOOCs to recruit students? (essay)
Inside Higher Ed
Rather than bemoaning their investments in MOOCs, universities can learn from OpenCourseware and ask this question: Whom are we trying to reach? The answer for most of the institutions that have boarded the MOOC train is talented adolescents around ...
George Siemens, University of Texas ArlingtonThe PIE News

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How MOOCs can develop good (and bad) teaching habits (essay) - Inside Higher Ed

Friday, 2/27/2015, at 3:05 AM

How MOOCs can develop good (and bad) teaching habits (essay)
Inside Higher Ed
I've been working recently with a faculty member who is turning his thermodynamics course into a massive open online course, or MOOC. Working on this project, I've noticed that MOOCs have distinctive features that can help instructors avoid certain ...