The formerly named Sloan Consortium (rebranded earlier this month) has named Kathleen Ives CEO and executive director, following an interim stint in those roles. OLC is a non-profit organization focused on helping colleges and universities "launch and sustain high-quality online learning initiatives."
According to a report from TechNavio, MOOCs ongoing expansion is owing in part to the rising costs of higher education and universities' turning to MOOCs for their big data tools.
While college presidents are skeptical about massive open online courses (MOOCs), they see plenty of potential "positive impact" with hybrid courses that blend face-to-face and online learning as well as adaptive learning that uses technology to modify lessons based on the progress shown by students.
EdX has partnered with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Labor to create an open-platform massive open online course portal powered by edX's open-source platform, with the goal of expanding educational opportunities for people in Saudi Arabia and throughout the Arab world.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is returning to Coursera for seconds next year when it undertakes delivery of six new massive open online courses on the MOOC platform during 2015-2016.
To better reflect its mission of advancing the quality of online learning worldwide, the Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C) has changed its name to the Online Learning Consortium (OLC).
McNeese State University, part of the University of Louisiana System, has added a new online degree pathway intended to make education more affordable and accessible to adult learners.
Indiana University has implemented a software-based video conferencing solution to enable interactions between teachers and students in virtual classrooms using existing IT infrastructure.
Online instruction needs to become as nuanced as the institutions and high schools delivering it if it is to grow as a force in education, according to a new survey by the Boston Consulting Group.
Oregon State University will offer its first massive open online course this fall in partnership with Stanford University and the Oregon Department of Education.