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Western Oklahoma State College Officials Deny Criticism Of 10-Day Online Courses

Western Oklahoma State College's accrediting board will evaluate so-called quick-credit courses that have made the college a target for criticism this week, college officials announced Friday.

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New Frontier For Scaling Up Online Classes: Credit

In 15 years of teaching, University of Pennsylvania classicist Peter Struck has guided perhaps a few hundred students annually in his classes on Greek and Roman mythology through the works of Homer, Sophocles, Aeschylus and others – "the oldest strands of our cultural DNA."

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University Consortium to Offer Small Online Courses for Credit

Starting next fall, 10 prominent universities, including Duke, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Northwestern, will form a consortium called Semester Online, offering about 30 online courses to both their students — for whom the classes will be covered by their regular tuition — and to students elsewhere who would have to apply and be accepted and pay tuition of more than $4,000 a course.

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A Shakeup Of Higher Education (Opinion)

As President Obama develops his second-term agenda, his administration will no doubt focus on a range of higher-education priorities, including affordability, attainment levels, and career preparation. Yet as important as these issues are, something more fundamental is happening: We’re witnessing the end of higher education as we know it.

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Managing MOOC Credits

This week, the American Council on Education (ACE) announced a research effort examining the academic potential of massive open online courses (MOOCs), in which it will evaluate select Coursera courses for college credit.

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Managing MOOC Credits

The American Council on Education (ACE) has announced a research effort examining the academic potential of massive open online courses (MOOCs), in which it will evaluate select Coursera courses for college credit. If the ACE College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) decides to recommend these courses for credit, it could mean an improvement in college affordability for hundreds of thousands of students. It will also raise some logistical questions for administrators at colleges and universities.

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Connected To Learning

Online classes transforming the college landscape

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WEBINAR: Making a Difference with Distance Learning

Due to Hurricane Sandy, the original live event date was postponed. The session will now be held on Wednesday, November 15th at 2PM ET (US).

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Massive Open Online Courses are Multiplying at a Rapid Pace

In late September, as workers applied joint compound to new office walls, hoodie-clad colleagues who had just met were working together on deadline.

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