Oklahoma College And Universities Poised To Expand Online Offerings, Consultant Says

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Oklahoma's public colleges and universities are well placed to expand their online offerings, a higher education consultant said Wednesday.

Bruce Chaloux, executive director of online education consulting firm Sloan Consortium, said the state isn't far from being able to develop online courses that are patterned after a new model that has gained attention recently.

Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, have grown in popularity since Stanford University pioneered the concept last year. In that model, students sign up to take a free noncredit course, which may include discussion forums, quizzes and team projects.

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