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Where is Technology Leading Higher Education?

By Doug Ward The rush to create large, free online classes has generated anxiety at universities around the country. With finances already tight and with a surge of movement toward online learning, universities are being forced to move quickly to change centuries-old models of learning. Terms like historic, seismic and revolutionary now pop up in … Continue reading Where is Technology Leading Higher Education? →

A Day in the Life of the Future (Online) College Student

Thinkstock By Jill Rooney What does the future look like for online college students? With the explosion of massive open online courses (MOOCs) — including today’s announcement of U.C. Berkeley joining edX, and Coursera adding courses from 12 universities, including CalTech and Duke — the one fact we can say for certain is that online … Continue reading A Day in the Life of the Future (Online) College Student →

Can Free, High-Quality Education Get You A Job?

Flickr:M.Keefe By Katrina Schwartz The sudden growth of free, top-shelf online education sites has the potential to democratize high-caliber education that’s long been reserved for only those who could afford it. But as these new sites begin to blaze a new path to the possibility of a level playing field, it’s still unclear whether taking … Continue reading Can Free, High-Quality Education Get You A Job? →

Are MOOCs the Future of Online Learning?

In education, we often hear arguments in favor of smaller class sizes. These arguments contend that students learn better when there are fewer of them in a class, because each one gets more individualized attention from the instructor.   So it may seem counter-intuitive to support classes that can swell to several thousand participants. How … Continue reading Are MOOCs the Future of Online Learning? →

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