Getting it Right, Now

Earlier this year work began on a document that, at the very least, formalizes expectations and minimum standards for schools and students venturing into online learning. With the growth of MOOCs and distance learning, we are entering a time when these alternate forms of learning will supplement and in some cases supplant traditional education models. Universities recognize that they need to find ways to provide cost-effective, quality education to an expanding base, even as their own funding gets slashed.

The Trouble With Online College

Stanford University ratcheted up interest in online education when a pair of celebrity professors attracted more than 150,000 students from around the world to a noncredit, open enrollment course on artificial intelligence.

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Administrators Doubt Advantages Of Free Online Courses

George Washington University is poised to join its most prestigious peers and offer free online courses available to anyone in the world, but some top administrators are skeptical – which could cause the plans to hit a wall.

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Online Education Is Replacing Physical Colleges At A Crazy Fast Pace

Educators knew the online revolution would eventually envelop the physical classroom, but a torrent of near-revolutionary developments in the past month are proving that change is coming quicker than anyone imagined.

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Understanding the Disruptive Wave of New Learning Models

Higher education has been very good about identifying how long someone has sat in a classroom, but very weak in determining exactly what they learned while there.

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Penn's Course A Leader In New Online Move

The University of Pennsylvania is at the forefront of what may be the first significant move to make Massive Open Online Courses count for credit, officials announced Wednesday.

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Four Coursera Online Classes Are Deemed Worthy Of College Credit

The American Council on Education's decision is viewed as as a reputation and financial boost for the emerging industry of massive open online courses.

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The Real Trouble With Online Higher Ed

The past few weeks have seen twists and turns in the ongoing debate about the quality and worth of online learning, and its role in the future of higher ed.

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Eight Brilliant Minds on the Future of Online Education

The advent of massively open online classes (MOOCs) is the single most important technological development of the millennium so far. I say this for two main reasons.

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