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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. 

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?

Educators vs. Employers

Feb 26, 2014 by 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.

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?

The Future of MOOCs

Dec 09, 2013 by Rachelle Peterson |

Now that MOOCs' disappointing early performance has dampened prophecies of higher ed's collapse, competiting narratives envision different niche markets for MOOCs to serve. 

The MOOC Demographic

Nov 28, 2013 by Rachelle Peterson |

MOOC students are often college degreed professionals, not the underprivileged assemblage that MOOCs intended to reach.  

MOOC Course Correction

Nov 20, 2013 by Rachelle Peterson |

Sebastian Thrun, the founder of Udacity, thinks MOOCs have failed to reach their target audience and need to switch their focus to teaching technical skills. 

Why Do Students Drop Out of MOOCs?

Nov 12, 2013 by Rachelle Peterson |

Ninety percent or more of MOOC registrants will fail to complete their courses, often because of the impersonal, sterile atmosphere. 

MOOC Waves: The Unexpected Resistance to MOOCs

Aug 09, 2013 by Rachelle Peterson |

The MOOC tsunami may prove to be more of a tributary.

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