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Educators discover new ways that students cheat on MOOCs - The MIT Tech

Wednesday, 8/26/2015, at 8:00 PM

Educators discover new ways that students cheat on MOOCs
The MIT Tech
Andrew Ho, a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and an author of the working paper, adds that the paper describes “a new cheating technique that is particular to MOOCs. It is enabled by specific design features, including the ability ...
Research Uncovers MOOC Cheating StrategyCampus Technology

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Back to School: Best MOOCs in Business Starting in September - Pulse

Wednesday, 8/26/2015, at 4:15 AM

Pulse

Back to School: Best MOOCs in Business Starting in September
Pulse
Last September, for example, Class Central reported that 328 MOOC courses started in the month – an all-time high. With student interest in MOOCs surging – and schools using MOOCs to introduce themselves – you can bet that students will have even more ...

How High Schoolers Spent Their Summer: Online, Taking More Courses - New York Times

Tuesday, 8/25/2015, at 11:21 AM

New York Times

How High Schoolers Spent Their Summer: Online, Taking More Courses
New York Times
Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, were originally intended as college-level work that would be accessible to anyone with an Internet connection. But among the millions of people who have signed up for these classes, there are now an untold number ...

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MOOCs show promise in complementing UC-San Diego's campus offerings - Education Dive

Tuesday, 8/25/2015, at 10:01 AM

Education Dive

MOOCs show promise in complementing UC-San Diego's campus offerings
Education Dive
It could take up to a year to go through the bureaucratic processes of creating a course and getting it approved for credit at a university like the University of California-San Diego. But Jeff Elman, director of the school's Office for Online and ...

Amplify's MOOC Gets a New Owner, and a New Name: Edhesive - Education Week (subscription) (blog)

Monday, 8/24/2015, at 10:13 PM

Education Week (subscription) (blog)

Amplify's MOOC Gets a New Owner, and a New Name: Edhesive
Education Week (subscription) (blog)
MOOCs are typically online courses made widely available to K-12 and college students and adult users, usually for free. Some MOOC providers raise money by charging users for certificates proving their completion of classes—a model followed by some ...

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Study identifies new cheating method in MOOCs - Harvard Gazette

Monday, 8/24/2015, at 8:03 PM

Harvard Gazette

Study identifies new cheating method in MOOCs
Harvard Gazette
While the proliferation of massive open online courses (MOOCs) has expanded learning opportunities for individuals around the world, the digital classroom is also subject to many of the same issues as the traditional one — such as cheating. In a new ...
Far from bust: five ways MOOCs are helping people get on in lifeStartupSmart
Harvard, MIT researchers find cheating in online coursesBoston Globe
Harvard, MIT researchers find MOOC learners using multiple accounts to cheatInside Higher Ed

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Of MOOCs and Mutants - Inside Higher Ed (blog)

Monday, 8/24/2015, at 7:50 PM

Of MOOCs and Mutants
Inside Higher Ed (blog)
Some three years ago, when MOOCs rose up on the edge of our collective, higher educational consciousness, they were hailed by some as educational saviors and derided by others as signifying the beginning of the end for universities. The third fall ...

College too costly? Try MOOCs - they're free - Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Sunday, 8/16/2015, at 1:12 AM

College too costly? Try MOOCs - they're free
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
For nearly three years now, politicians have been roaming the country, bemoaning that college costs too much, much to the delight of students. Other politicians have started talking about making community college free and setting up a $350 billion fund ...

Are Employers Key to the Success—and Relevance—of MOOCs? - EdSurge

Tuesday, 8/11/2015, at 2:09 PM

Education Dive

Are Employers Key to the Success—and Relevance—of MOOCs?
EdSurge
THE MOOC FORMULA: Many variants of the term “game changer” have been applied to MOOCs. And this time, it appears that employers hold the key to the online learning game. The Wall Street Journal reports that Coursera, like edX and Udacity, is teaming ...
MOOC development more expensive than many thinkEducation Dive

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Coursera, UC San Diego Use MOOCs to Make Workers More Job-Ready - Xconomy

Monday, 8/10/2015, at 12:01 AM

Coursera, UC San Diego Use MOOCs to Make Workers More Job-Ready
Xconomy
After establishing a new office of online education earlier this year, UC San Diego recently unveiled plans to develop massive open online courses—or MOOCs—to better prepare workers for jobs in two specialized tech sectors. Under a “global skills ...

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