In what is becoming a MOOCs arms race, Coursera has just released the latest salvo with the news that 10 additional universities and university systems will be tapping its massive open online courses and its instruction platform. The news comes in the same month when edX announced the addition of 15 universities to its MOOC program.
In a partnership with higher education course provider StraighterLine, Upper Iowa University students will be able to access and complete online, self-paced or professor-led accredited courses at their own pace. The program is aimed at working adults, veterans, and active military personnel.
Northern Arizona University has launched a competency-based online degree program using a subscription model for tuition.
Massive open online course provider edX has added 15 universities, more than doubling the number of participating universities for a total of 27.
A new report is encouraging California's institutions of higher education to reconsider how they structure online courses for optimal impact.
More than 100 teachers from Catholic schools run by the Diocese of San Jose will participate in a year of professional development to earn a certificate in blended learning in an effort to improve educational outcomes for students.
Georgia Institute of Technology's College of Computing will offer a Master of Science degree that can be completed entirely online through the massive open online course (MOOC) format.
The Campus Technology MOOC Community is a place to share ideas about massive open online courses.
Massive open online course provider Coursera has partnered with Chegg to launch a pilot program that will provide Coursera students free electronic versions of textbooks from Cengage Learning, Macmillan Higher Education, Oxford University Press, Sage, and Wiley.
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