In February, California Senate President Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg introduced a bill that would open the door for massive open online courses, such as Coursera and Udacity, to offer courses for credit to public college and university students in the state. Since its introduction, Senate Bill 520 (SB 520) has generated significant controversy, and a petition by the Berkeley Faculty Association opposing the bill has collected more than 1,500 signatures.
Seven schools of education have banded together to work with massive open online course provider Coursera to offer free online professional development courses for teachers and others.
With schools and students now able to secure high-quality online courses from beyond the ivy-covered walls, faculty--and institutions themselves--are weighing whether their stock is rising or falling.
New research center to focus on advancements in cyberlearning.
Five courses from Sophia Pathways for College Credit have received recommendations from the American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service.
San Jose State University announced Wednesday its intentions to take a leadership role in the use of MOOCs in blended courses. The institution plans to open a center of excellence based specifically on the experiences it has garnered through a fall 2012 course on circuits and electronics involving MOOC provider edX.
When it comes to secure testing online, even high-tech solutions rely on an old standby: a human proctor. But is such an approach sustainable in the long run?
Stanford University and edX have partnered to integrate parts of the former's Class2Go platform with the edX platform ahead of the public release of the edX source code June 1.
When Associate Professor and Chemical Education Researcher Danaè Quirk Dorr noticed a correlation between student learning styles and achievement in her large organic chemistry course, she decided to flip her classroom and crunch the numbers to see if there was a better way to reach all her students.
Telepresence and simulation technologies offer remote learners the real thing in training for patient care.