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Explore the debate and science of MOOCs.

April 1, 2015

MOOCs - What You Need to Know About Them Now

Rachelle Peterson

MOOCs are complementing institutions with flexible professional courses, fulfilling predictions made a year and a half ago. 

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January 23, 2015

How MOOCs Threaten Your Privacy

Rachelle Peterson

Rachelle Peterson warns against several dangers of MOOCs, which include the possibility of data mining and privacy infringement.

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November 18, 2014

Are College Degrees the New Taxi Medallions?

Rachelle Peterson

Much like taxi car medallions, college degrees are viewed as pricey but essential investments.

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November 5, 2014

Faculty are Increasingly Skeptical about MOOCs

Rachelle Peterson

Faculty are becoming more hopeful about technology's ability to convey information, but are increasingly skeptical about its worth in transmitting more than just facts.

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October 7, 2014

Will MOOCs Cost Money?

Rachelle Peterson

The cost-free model of MOOCs may not last forever. College administrators speculate that they may soon need to start charging tuition.

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August 15, 2014

NAS Member Barbara Oakley Teaches Popular MOOC

NAS

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

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July 16, 2014

MOOCs vs. HCOCs (Higher Cost Online Courses)

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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April 30, 2014

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the MOOC

David Clemens

The MOOC provides a platform for education about Western Civilization.

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April 3, 2014

What I Learned in Sustainability School

Rachelle Peterson

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

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April 2, 2014

Fast-Track Higher Ed?

Rachelle Peterson

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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