Online Education

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

Jan 27, 2016 by Jonathan Bean |

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

The Future of College

May 20, 2015 by 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.

How MOOCs Threaten Your Privacy

Jan 23, 2015 by Rachelle Peterson |

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

Faculty are Increasingly Skeptical about MOOCs

Nov 05, 2014 by 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.

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. 

MOOCs vs. HCOCs (Higher Cost Online Courses)

Jul 16, 2014 by Richard J. Bishirjian |

Dr. Richard Bishirjian, president of online liberal arts college Yorktown University, writes on the Majorly Obnoxious Operative Costs of MOOCs.

Why Conservative Colleges Should Go Online

Jun 26, 2014 by 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.

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.

What I Learned in Sustainability School

Apr 03, 2014 by Rachelle Peterson |

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

Fast-Track Higher Ed?

Apr 02, 2014 by 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?

The MOOC Chronicles Part 4: Community

Mar 17, 2014 by Rachelle Peterson |

The closing lecture of an "Introduction to Sustainability" MOOC reveals the limited reciprocity between teachers and students in online learning environments.

The MOOC Chronicles Part 3: Dialogue

Mar 10, 2014 by Rachelle Peterson |

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

The MOOC Chronicles Part 2: Determination

Mar 03, 2014 by Rachelle Peterson |

This is Part 2 of Rachelle Dejong's series on taking a MOOC. You can find Part 1 here.

The Sustainability of MOOCs

Feb 19, 2014 by Rachelle Peterson |

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

Have MOOCs Replaced the Classroom?

Jan 28, 2014 by 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 the MOOC?

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