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MOOC Credit Watch – Q&A with the National College Credit Recommendation Service

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  When I learned about the work of the National College Credit Recommendation Service, I was keen to talk with them, because the...

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Editor’s Welcome | The Launch of MOOC News and Reviews

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Welcome to MOOC News and Reviews. We are thrilled to launch officially this week with several new regular and one-time contributors....

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Is Coursera Taking Hundreds of Thousands of Students on a Shakedown Cruise?

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  It’s bedtime Sunday and my phone is buzzing to alert me to incoming messages. A lot of this is regular communication about...

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Talking Out Both Sides of Our Mouths On MOOC Course Quality

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The California state Senate will soon be considering a bill that requires the University of California system universities and colleges to...

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Apples and Oranges | Does Comparing MOOCs to College Blind Us to Their Real Value?

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When people are comparing MOOCs to the college experience, it’s often to articulate resistance to the MOOC hype by ticking off all...

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Telling Tales Out of School | Do privacy expectations differ in online classrooms?

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  I’ve been thinking lately about how “telling tales out of school” and what that means for the MOOC environment....

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MOOC experiment with Google Hangouts

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  The physiology MOOC I’m taking right now (Introductory Human Physiology. Duke University. Professors Emma Jakoi, Jennifer...

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The Return of the Autodidact

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  My first real grown-up job was working for a small newspaper. This was in the mid 90’s, and the place was wringing the last drops...

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Should MOOCs be free? | The problem of the MOOC completion rate

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One of the most attractive features of MOOCs is the price point. You can’t beat free, right? And if your goal is to offer an experience as...

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