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NAS Member Barbara Oakley Teaches Popular MOOC

Aug 15, 2014 by NAS |

NAS member Barbara Oakley is teaching the largest course on learning ever taught. 

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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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Educators vs. Employers

Feb 26, 2014 by Marilee Turscak |

A new Gallup survey shows a wide gap between the perspectives of business leaders and higher-education leaders on how prepared today's college graduates are for the work force.

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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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The Future of MOOCs

Dec 09, 2013 by Rachelle DeJong |

Now that MOOCs' disappointing early performance has dampened prophecies of higher ed's collapse, competiting narratives envision different niche markets for MOOCs to serve. 

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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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MOOC Waves: The Unexpected Resistance to MOOCs

Aug 09, 2013 by Rachelle DeJong |

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

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American Higher Education: Is It in Crisis?

Sep 25, 2012 by Richard Vedder |

Vedder foresees big changes coming in American higher education.

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