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Despite popularity, experts remain divided on credit for MOOCs

By Neelesh Moorthy, Duke Chronicle Duke’s popularity in Massive Open Online Courses is booming, but the University remains divided on whether or not to offer course credit. “In terms of the number of Coursera courses produced, Duke is one of the top 10 schools,” said Lynne O’Brien, associate vice provost for digital and online education initiatives. [...]

Online Course Enrollment Skyrockets at Ole Miss

by Brian Romski, HottyToddy Enrollment in online courses at Ole Miss has jumped more than 3,000 percent in recent years. More Ole Miss students are signed up for online classes than ever before, but these classes should come with a warning: Don’t register for an online class unless your time management skills are up to par. [...]

MOOCs for (a Year’s) Credit

by Carl Straumsheim, Inside Higher Ed Arizona State University, in partnership with edX, this fall will begin to offer credit-bearing massive open online courses at a fraction of the cost of either in-person or traditional online education. ASU’s faculty members will create about a dozen general-education MOOCs, the first of which — an introductory astronomy course [...]

Coursera’s Andrew Ng: How MOOCs Are Taking Local Knowledge Global

by Knowledge@Wharton In an interview about MOOCs and their impact, Ng says they allow universities to take their great content and project it onto a larger audience than they ever did before. A recent study co-authored by Wharton professor Ezekiel J. Emanuel on the impact of MOOCs on traditional business education, also found that [...]

Northern Illinois University offers ‘Game of Thrones’ course

by The Associated Press Northern Illinois University is offering a course this semester on the HBO series “Game of Thrones.” The University Honors Program calls the class “Game of Thrones, Television and Medieval History” and students can take the course for honors credit, The (DeKalb) Daily Chronicle reported ( ). The popular cable TV show, based [...]

3 Questions to Ask Before Choosing an Online Graduate IT Program

By Devon Haynie, US News Inquire about technical requirements before enrolling in an online computer information technology graduate program. Prospective online graduate students should ask about research opportunities within computer information technology, experts say. When it comes to choosing an online graduate program, there are a few key issues that every student should ask about: [...]

9 key findings about the humanities in higher education

by eCampus News Research aims to provide a “balanced look” at the state of humanities. According to a new report, there is no evidence of a net decline in the number of degree-granting departments in the humanities. But that doesn’t mean humanities studies are where they once were. The report aims to offer a look at [...]

Gen Ed Discounting or Devaluing?

By Kellie Woodhouse, Inside Higher Ed University of Akron plans to cut the cost of its general education courses by 86 percent and begin delivering them primarily online in an effort to both increase enrollment and respond to calls from the state’s governor to make college more affordable for Ohioans. The university is publicizing that by [...]

Ivy League schools key into online courses

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer, Marketplace Yale University’s School of Medicine is deciding whether to create an online version of its physician’s assistant master’s program. Its first attempt failed because it couldn’t get accreditation. Yale says it’s “reviewing the matter” and may try again. Yale’s partner in all this is the education technology company 2U, which [...]

Wharton online director: We want to help shape the future of learning

By Roger Riddell, Education Dive An early adopter in the space among its peers, Wharton was among the first to embrace MOOCs upon Coursera’s launch in 2012. A Wharton Business Foundations course track is among the “Specializations” offered on the platform, with a paid certificate and capstone project — which applies knowledge gained to a problem [...]