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Colorado State to Offer Credits for Online Class

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.

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IU Unveils Plan To Expand Online Education

Indiana University is investing $8 million to help develop and deliver online courses at its campuses statewide and extend the university's global reach.

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University Of Minnesota Crookston Breaks Enrollment Record With Help Of Online Students

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.

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Straighterline Wants To Help Professors Expand Reach, While Students Save

Baltimore startup creating online marketplace for professors, students for courses

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Stanford Appoints Online-Learning Vice Provost  

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.

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MOOC Brigade: Will Massive, Open Online Courses Revolutionize Higher Education?

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

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CSN, UNLV Experience Surge In Online Courses, Enrollment

In Nevada, which last year saw a 14 percent decline in state funding for higher education, online classes have proliferated as demand has grown.

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Online University For All Balances Big Goals, Expensive Realities

Naylea Omayra Villanueva Sanchez, 22, lives on the edge of the Amazon rain forest in Tarapoto, northern Peru.

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UT In Talks To Offer Some Classes Online, For Free

The University of Texas is negotiating with two companies that offer free online courses and could announce an affiliation in the next few weeks.

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California State University Selects Pearson to Launch Cal State Online

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.

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