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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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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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