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How to Convert a Class Into a MOOC

How to Convert a Classroom Course Into a MOOC

The sheer size and diversity of the student body in a MOOC force faculty to use strategies for planning, teaching, and assessment that differ radically from those used in traditional classes.

Blended MOOCs: The Best of Both Worlds?

Combining in-class instruction with high-quality MOOCs may resolve some of the hurdles facing stand-alone MOOCs, but questions about cost and the impact on faculty remain unanswered.

Centralizing Software at Duke

This university's efforts to centralize on a new enterprise platform for surveys is succeeding because the evaluation went way beyond technology.

It Takes A Community

There's good reason to step back--even when things are ticking along smoothly--and examine where we really stand in the world of broadband technologies. As comfortable as we might be when things seem to be working, there are visionary leaders who are reminding us that we could do better.

Afraid of the Public Cloud? Try Going Private

With the National Security Agency snooping through cloud data stores, mistrust in the public cloud has hit an all-time high. Ready-made private cloud solutions can provide the advantages of the cloud without the liabilities.



The Price is Right: 11 Excellent Sites for Free Digital Textbooks

If you're committed to shifting your curriculum to e-textbooks, consider trying free first. Here are the best sites for digital books that won't cost your students a dime.

Student Apps: Let Them Build Them and They Will Learn

At Loyola University Maryland, competitions are giving students real-world practice at conceiving, designing, and building mobile apps.

The MOOC Business Plan

The MOOC Business Plan

With millions of students taking high-quality MOOCs for free, schools and course providers are now searching for a viable business model.

Turning Business Students Into Better Employees

Today's employers are looking for graduates with polished soft skills -- creative problem solvers who can work well with others, communicate effectively, and adjust quickly to shifts in the business environment. See how one Illinois institution is using Web-based collaboration tools to foster these important skills in business students.

Using Technology to 'Turbo' Through Accreditation

How can you minimize the time faculty are pulled away from teaching during an accreditation review period? Learn how Johnston Community College leveraged their existing classroom management technology to streamline the process.