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MOOC Teaches How to Cheat in Online Courses, With Eye to Prevention

Cheating in online education remains a concern  for many instructors and institutions, with some universities hiring online-proctoring companies to monitor students through webcams. Others require students to take examinations at a physical testing site. Besides[…]

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Why some universities vote against MOOCs

UPDATE: May 7, 2013: Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad MOOC?  |   Faculty Backlash Grows San Jose State University has been at the front line of experimenting with MOOC models in its search for[…]

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Brussels Welcomed Launch of First Pan-European MOOCs Initiative

Partners in 11 countries have joined forces to launch the first pan-European ‘MOOCs’ (Massive Open Online Courses) initiative, with the support of the European Commission. Around 40 courses, covering a wide variety of subjects, will[…]

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About Girls, Skills and Jobs, and MOOCs

Today around 7 million people work in the ICT sector. However, out of the ICT workforce only 30% are women. Women are under–represented at all levels in the ICT sector, especially in decision-making positions. The[…]

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Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Beta Launched

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is an ambitious project with the aim to bring together and make freely available to the world the incredibly rich resources from America’s libraries, archives and museums. The[…]

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American Colleges Face a New Shake-Up: Competency-Based System

The President’s State of the Union address on Feb.12, 2013 made a strong call for workforce tailored higher education reform in the areas of cost and access. This reform would imply extensive changes to the[…]

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MOOC plot thickens: Three’s Company

Stanford University is teaming up with edX to work together to develop edX’s software platform, which will soon be freely available to developers across the world (a key part of its software is already freely[…]

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Contest “The MOOC Production Fellowship”

For faculty who might be inspired by opportunities offered by MOOCs but do not have resources to try their ideas out: Essen and Berlin, Germany, 11 March 2013 – Stifterverband (www.stifterverband.info), one of Germany’s  leading[…]

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Launching our MOOCs Observatory

Like many of our readers, we have been following the phenomenon of Massive Open Online Courses since 2008, when it was in its incipient phase and did not have this buzz and fame around its[…]

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Academic publishing in search of new viable models

Impacted by financial crisis of the university system in general and by downturn in academic publishing in particular, academic presses are forced to look for new economic models that would not depend on the number[…]