Submitted by Ann McClure on Sun, 09/09/2012 - 11:44pm
As millions of students have flocked to free “massive open online courses," or MOOCs, in recent months, higher education experts have focused on two big questions: whether universities will begin to offer credit for such courses, and what might be done to prevent cheating.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Thu, 09/06/2012 - 8:36pm
The University of Minnesota-Crookston, reported that it broke enrollment records on its first day Tuesday, thanks to new online students. Of the 1,773 students enrolled so far, 39 percent are online-only students, according to unofficial reports.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Tue, 09/04/2012 - 6:29pm
Stanford University has appointed computer scientist John Mitchell its first vice provost for online learning. The appointment is part of a larger Stanford Online initiative that the university said would restructure learning and better position it as a worldwide learning institution.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Tue, 09/04/2012 - 6:09pm
On the plus side, MOOCs are free, open to anyone and taught by professors at prestigious universities. On the downside, they have low completion rates, and critics questions the utility of students being graded by their peers. TIME is enrolling in several of these classes to see what all the fuss is about
Submitted by Ann McClure on Thu, 08/23/2012 - 12:23am
The California State University, the nation’s largest four-year university system, has selected Pearson to launch Cal State Online, a fully online program designed to increase access to higher education. Cal State Online will launch in January 2013 with a selection of undergraduate degree completion and professional master’s programs, leveraging the multitude of programs currently available across the CSU.