More than seven in 10 learners report career benefits and more than six in 10 report educational benefits from completing massive open online courses (MOOCs). Participants from developing countries and particularly those with lower socioeconomic status and less education appear to be more likely to report benefits from pursuing MOOCs. Those results and others come out of the first major research survey done among Coursera learners and reported in the Harvard Business Review.
Implementing adaptive learning technology in college courses can be an uphill struggle but well worth it, according to pioneering faculty members.
Ed tech company Versal has added mobile functionality to its online course authoring tool, allowing users of Android and iOS devices to access courses and via a new mobile player.
Muzzy Lane Software is introducing its new set of tools that will let educators create their own games for their students in beta release and eventually wider distribution.
WebAssign has partnered with the Mathematical Association of America to release online materials for four of the organizations titles.
Kenneth Green draws on 25 years with The Campus Computing Project to reflect on higher ed's IT priorities.
Cengage Learning has bought out ed tech company Learning Objects, which provides a learning platform and instructional design services for colleges and education.
Chalk & Wire today introduced a Career Access pledge, providing students who have used the current version of the company's e-portfolio authoring tool with access to their e-portfolios post-graduation at no cost.
The United States Department of Education has hired its first "open education" advisor.
Colorado State University is adding awards of completion to its academic programs to keep people motivated as they work towards undergraduate and master's degrees.