Eschewing the talking-head approach of mainstream MOOCs, NovoEd stakes its claim on MOOCs that emphasize student-centered learning and collaboration.
A company that works with colleges and universities to place their courses online and grant credit to students from other institutions has added its first international offerings.
Nearly half of all state colleges in the United States offer at least five undergraduate degrees online, but only 15 percent of private colleges do the same, according to two new surveys from Learning House.
The University of Oklahoma has launched its own online interactive learning community called Janux.
Western Nevada College has implemented a video content management and webcasting system to serve its 4,800 students, approximately half of whom take courses entirely online.
Florida is leading the nation with its online education initiatives. A new online-only public university program now promises to shake up higher education beyond the state's borders.
While online instruction — including MOOCs — is frequently peddled as a way to expand access and deliver learning without barriers to students, the format is ill-suited to help those who could most benefit from a college education. Those are the parting thoughts from the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education, a coalition of faculty groups, in its last of three reports examining the potential fallout from higher ed's seemingly unstoppable rush to adopt online forms of education.
A new report, Open Access, Megajournals, and MOOCs: On the Political Economy of Academic Unbundling, in Sage Open compares the disruptive potential of open access for academic articles and massive open online courses and finds that MOOCs are more likely to change the course of higher education.
Auburn University's Harrison School of Pharmacy has implemented a video collaboration solution to enable distance learning and lecture capture, as well as remote pharmacy services for underserved areas.
Cost savings promised by the expansion of online education are tough to pinpoint, including those programs that promise to be free for students.