Two of the major MOOC providers in the U.S. announced new executives yesterday.
The University of North Carolina, Greensboro has entered the massive open online course arena with it's first offering, "The Soul and the Search for Meaning: From the Greeks to the Present."
Harvard Business School is ready to dive into the waters of online learning. The institution will soon begin enrollment in the first set of courses to be offered on HBX, a new e-learning platform the school has been quietly developing over the past year and a half.
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is launching an online doctoral program in kinesiology.
edX is opening up its membership beyond its initial 32 charter institutions. With its new membership structure, the online course provider will bring colleges, universities and other organizations into the fold as regular members, including 12 new institutions announced today.
A new report from Cornell argued that, despite the promise of online learning, caution should be exercised in implementing policies that might overburden faculty. The report also recommended against awarding credit for MOOCs at Cornell.
$43,477 is the average cost for an online bachelor's degree in the United States, according to data released by Hanover Research. An online master's degree cost about half as much.
California's statewide Online Education Initiative hopes to dramatically improve student success rates online.
The Sloan Consortium is partnering with a group of higher education and inter-governmental organizations to launch a new research initiative focused on the global impact of online learning.
The University of Houston System is launching its first three massive open online courses, two of them targeted to high school seniors preparing for advanced placements tests and one for K-12 teachers.