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Explore the debate and science of Online Education.

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

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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June 26, 2014

Why Conservative Colleges Should Go Online

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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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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