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The Rise of MOOCs

What do massive open online courses mean for the future of higher education?

The Community College as a Portal to Everything Else

Community colleges have always served their communities beyond traditional academic programs and course offerings. Here, a CIO talks about his opportunities to influence the future of broadband access in his region.

Reliving History: Virtual Reality in the Classroom

This University of Arizona professor is taking his historic environments for Harlem and Montmartre to an exponentially more powerful immersive platform to engage students. While he's at it, can he help a web company previously focused on adults-only content expand its offerings to education as well?

Building a Sense of Community in MOOCs

Building a Sense of Community in MOOCs

MOOCs' massive class sizes can breed a sense of isolation, but they also offer unique opportunities for student interaction and collaboration.

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.