Explore the debate and science of Online Education.

May 6, 2020

Academic Freedom and Online Education

National Association of Scholars

Academic freedom is under threat now more than ever, as administrators hold unprecedented control over the form and content of distance learning.

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April 30, 2020

Failing Our Students in a Crisis

John O. McGinnis

Technological progress will not maximize learning if our educational institutions are mired in an ideology that prevents full use of the tools.

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April 16, 2020

Coronavirus: A Golden Opportunity for Online Learning?

Glenn Ricketts

If you’re looking for the magic remedy that will cure the present academic deficiencies that plague American higher education, please don’t expect to find it in online teaching.

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October 5, 2018

Hannah Arendt, Between Future and Past

Edward R. Dougherty

Hannah Arendt envisioned the collapse of Western civilization. Are we living through it? How near to truth was her prediction?

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January 27, 2016

The Quiet Transformation: The Online Revolution is Building Hybrid State Universities

Jonathan Bean

Historian Jonathan Bean describes the impact of online education at his university.

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May 20, 2015

The Future of College

Peter Wood

Peter Wood reviews Kevin Carey's The End of College and concludes that it is the best argument that the future of college is online.

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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 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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August 15, 2014

NAS Member Barbara Oakley Teaches Popular MOOC

National Association of Scholars

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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