Online Education

Page 1 of 5 pages   1 2 3 >  Last ›

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.

Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

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?

Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

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.

Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

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?

Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

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.

Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

The Sustainability of MOOCs

Feb 19, 2014 by Rachelle DeJong |

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

Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

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?

Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

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.

Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

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.  

Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

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. 

Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

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. 

Continue Reading | 2 Comments >

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.

Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

What Do Professors Think of MOOCs?

Aug 30, 2013 by Rachelle DeJong |

According to Inside Higher Ed's recent survey, many professors believe Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) are inferior to other forms of online teaching and the real-life classroom. 

Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

MOOC Waves: The Unexpected Resistance to MOOCs

Aug 09, 2013 by Rachelle DeJong |

The MOOC tsunami may prove to be more of a tributary.

Continue Reading | 3 Comments >

Professors as Independent Contractors

Feb 13, 2013 by George Leef |

What today's academics could learn from Adam Smith.

Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >
Page 1 of 5 pages   1 2 3 >  Last ›