Online Education

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MOOCs vs. HCOCs (Higher Cost Online Courses)

Jul 16, 2014 by Richard J. Bishirjian |

Dr. Richard Bishirjian, president of online liberal arts college Yorktown University, writes on the Majorly Obnoxious Operative Costs of MOOCs.

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Why Conservative Colleges Should Go Online

Jun 26, 2014 by Richard J. Bishirjian |

In America there are few colleges offering what may be called a “conservative” education. Richard Bishirjian urges them to expand, create urban satellites, and embrace new technology.

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the MOOC

Apr 30, 2014 by David Clemens |

The MOOC provides a platform for education about Western Civilization.

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What I Learned in Sustainability School

Apr 03, 2014 by Rachelle DeJong |

Rachelle DeJong recounts her final thoughts on an eight-week MOOC on Sustainability.

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Fast-Track Higher Ed?

Apr 02, 2014 by Rachelle DeJong |

Despite technological advances that have made most other industries more efficient, "path dependency" has kept higher education stuck in the past. Can MOOCs be the solution?

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The MOOC Chronicles Part 4: Community

Mar 17, 2014 by Rachelle DeJong |

The closing lecture of an "Introduction to Sustainability" MOOC reveals the limited reciprocity between teachers and students in online learning environments.

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The MOOC Chronicles Part 3: Dialogue

Mar 10, 2014 by Rachelle DeJong |

Can the laissez-faire policies of MOOC courses allow students to build community?

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The MOOC Chronicles Part 2: Determination

Mar 03, 2014 by Rachelle DeJong |

This is Part 2 of Rachelle Dejong's series on taking a MOOC. You can find Part 1 here.

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The Sustainability of MOOCs

Feb 19, 2014 by Rachelle DeJong |

Can a classroom provide a healthy learning environment for masses of students? 

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Have MOOCs Replaced the Classroom?

Jan 28, 2014 by Rachelle DeJong |

Now, Massive Open Online Courses serve as a supplement to classroom learning, and it seems that colleges are more eager to produce them than to use them. But what happens when colleges embrace the MOOC?

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A Wolf at the Door of Academe

Dec 09, 2013 by Peter Wood |

With the looming presence of online alternatives and MOOCs, colleges and universities rethink their curricula. Ithaca College's president explains what he is doing to revive the education Ithaca provides.

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The MOOC Demographic

Nov 28, 2013 by Rachelle DeJong |

MOOC students are often college degreed professionals, not the underprivileged assemblage that MOOCs intended to reach.  

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MOOC Course Correction

Nov 20, 2013 by Rachelle DeJong |

Sebastian Thrun, the founder of Udacity, thinks MOOCs have failed to reach their target audience and need to switch their focus to teaching technical skills. 

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Why Do Students Drop Out of MOOCs?

Nov 12, 2013 by Rachelle DeJong |

Ninety percent or more of MOOC registrants will fail to complete their courses, often because of the impersonal, sterile atmosphere. 

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Will the Internet Replace College?

Sep 25, 2013 by John Maguire |

John Maguire reviews two books that ponder whether the rise of "online" will mean the downfall of higher education as we now know it.

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