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UT Considering Massive Open Online Courses

The University of Texas at Austin is considering getting into the MOOC — massive open online course — game.

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Free Online Course Will Rely on Multiple Sites

A group of online-learning ventures is collaborating on a new kind of free class to be offered this fall, known as a mechanical MOOC (for “massive open online course”), that will teach a computer-programming language by patching together existing resources from open-learning sites.

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Northern Virginia Community College and StraighterLine Partner for Flexible Higher Education Options

StraighterLine and Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) announced today a partnership to provide another pathway to an affordable college degree.

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Degrees Of Debt: Online College Courses Being Taken More Seriously

College courses have been offered online for more than a decade, but the past two years have seen the concept gain more attention as major colleges have signed up, creating paid and free coursework that some say could upend higher education.

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U.Va. Among Colleges Turning More To Online Classes

When the Massachusetts Institute of Technology offered its first free online course this spring, Ashwith Rego jumped at the chance to learn from some of the world’s leading researchers — without leaving his home in India.

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Sonic Foundry Webcasts Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning

Sonic Foundry, Inc., the trusted market leader for video management and academic, enterprise and event webcasting, today announced the company’s Mediasite platform will be used to live webcast the 28th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning, held this week at the Monona Terrace and Convention Center in Madison, Wis.

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Elite Colleges Transform Online Higher Education

When the Massachusetts Institute of Technology offered its first free online course this spring, Ashwith Rego jumped at the chance to learn from some of the world's leading researchers – without leaving his home in India.

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6 Ways In Which Digital Is Changing The Face Of Higher Education (Opinion)

Having just finished my very first online lecture on the history of the internet, I am both heartened and dismayed by the experience.

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Online-Only American Public University Skews W.Va. Higher Education Enrollment Numbers

An online-only private university headquartered in the Eastern Panhandle is skewing West Virginia's college enrollment numbers, a state higher education official said.

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