Distance Learning

CourseTalk Launches A Yelp For Open Online Courses And What This Means For Higher Education

One of the most popular topics in education technology these days is the subject of MOOCs, otherwise known as “Massive Open Online Courses.”

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Does Online Education Actually Work? (Opinion)

Conventional wisdom states that the future of higher education lies online.

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Millennials Support Online Education, Concerned About College Costs

Millennials are concerned about the high cost of college, and that worry is leading them to be more supportive online education, a new poll from Northeastern University finds.

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University of Miami Offers First Free Online Class to High School Students to Prepare for the SAT

The University of Miami Global Academy (UMGA) launched the world’s first free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for high school students, which began on November 26.

Arizona State U Set To Join Trend Of Offering Non-Credit Online Courses For Free

Harvard offers them. Stanford and Duke offer them, and so do more than two dozen other universities around the country.

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St. Scholastica Aims To Reach Return Adult Students By Counting Free Online Coursework Toward Degree

Students at the College of St. Scholastica can now apply education from free online courses toward completion of their college degrees, with the potential of saving thousands of dollars.

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Community Colleges Put Baby Boomers Back in School

In August, the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) announced that eleven colleges had been chosen to join a national program that would train 10,000 baby boomers over the next three years for new jobs in health care, education, and social service. Called the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, it is funded by a $3.2 million grant from the Deerbrook Charitable Trust. 2013 is year one, with a kick-off meeting scheduled in San Francisco in April. Community College Report spoke with representatives from three participating colleges about the benefits of the program to both the older generation and to the schools.

Online College Courses Boom

Another day, another development in the rapidly evolving world of massive open online courses, otherwise known as MOOCs.

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Western Oklahoma State College Officials Deny Criticism Of 10-Day Online Courses

Western Oklahoma State College's accrediting board will evaluate so-called quick-credit courses that have made the college a target for criticism this week, college officials announced Friday.

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New Frontier For Scaling Up Online Classes: Credit

In 15 years of teaching, University of Pennsylvania classicist Peter Struck has guided perhaps a few hundred students annually in his classes on Greek and Roman mythology through the works of Homer, Sophocles, Aeschylus and others – "the oldest strands of our cultural DNA."

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