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Explore the debate and science of Open Education.

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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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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March 17, 2014

The MOOC Chronicles Part 4: Community

Rachelle Peterson

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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March 10, 2014

The MOOC Chronicles Part 3: Dialogue

Rachelle Peterson

Can the laissez-faire policies of MOOC courses allow students to build community?

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February 26, 2014

Educators vs. Employers

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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February 19, 2014

The Sustainability of MOOCs

Rachelle Peterson

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

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January 28, 2014

Have MOOCs Replaced the Classroom?

Rachelle Peterson

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...

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