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Vive la révolution MOOC?

Posted on October 4, 2013

France is encouraging its universities to build massive open online courses on the edX platform.

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The MOOC juggernaut: Year 2

Posted on October 4, 2013

Class Central, a MOOC aggregation site, has posted a brief analysis on the growth of MOOCs over the last two years.

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Coursera’s online insight: Short classes are education’s future

Posted on October 4, 2013

Internal Coursera data shows that longer classes suffer from higher dropout rates.

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Recent reports and papers on MOOCs and online education

Posted on October 4, 2013

The International Council for Open and Distance Education provides an overview of nine key documents published over the past year is provided to support the ongoing debate on MOOCs, Open Educational Resources and online education, and to support the change processes in this time of openness.

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Faculty pushback on online deal

Posted on October 4, 2013

Faculty members at Rutgers University Graduate School recently voted to block a partnership with Pearson to offer more graduate degree programs online.

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Getting aboard the high-tech train

Posted on October 4, 2013

Richard Hurley, the president of the University of Mary Washington (UMW), argues that universities "need to understand how technology can enhance coursework and broaden our students' exposure to the world.

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Harvard Business School launching online learning initiative

Posted on October 4, 2013

Harvard Business School is developing its first online learning initiative.

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On quality and open educational resources

Posted on October 4, 2013

David Wily argues that "because quality is not necessarily a function of copyright status, neither traditionally copyrighted educational materials nor openly licensed educational materials can exclusively claim to be high quality."

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B.C. Open Textbooks call for proposals phase 2: Adapt, localize or extend

Posted on October 4, 2013

The B.C. Ministry of Advanced Education has announced the second phase of the B.C. Open Textbook Initiative with a call for proposals to adapt, localize or extend an existing open textbook.

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Course-size accreditation

Posted on October 4, 2013

Inside Higher Ed reports on "a growing clamor" in the United States that is calling for an accreditor to "oversee the quality of college-level learning that occurs outside of college."

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