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Need-to-Know-News: BBC gets into MOOCs, Global MOOC Report for $2,500 & Competency Education gets Boost

This ‘Need-to-Know’ blog post series features noteworthy stories that speak of need-to-know developments within higher education and K-12 that have the potential to influence, challenge and/or transform traditional education as we know it. 688 more words


Can MOOCs Motivate Personal Change?

By James E. Ryan

As I wrote in part one of this blog, my colleagues from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and I have been gratified by the initial success of our first MOOC, entitled… 313 more words

MOOCs In The News

Is Unlimited Kindle really worth £120?

Amazon has invented a services that is basically a libary, but you pay for it. It’s called Kindle Unlimited. I’m not a fan, but with things changing so fast in publishing, libraries (in the US, but not as quickly in the UK) taking advantage of digital sharing, and self-published novels giving traditional books a run for their money on Amazon, anything coming into the business market should be watched carefully. 367 more words

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League of Legends becomes a varsity sport

Inside Higher Ed has a story about an Illinois university which has decided to make ‘League of Legends’ a varsity sport and award a number of scholarships to boot: 293 more words


My Course, Your Content

By Carl Straumsheim

Another professor’s learning materials? In my course? It’s more likely than you think.

The nonprofit research organization Ithaka S+R this month released its highly anticipated… 244 more words

MOOCs In The News

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Lyrical challenges at the University of Utah

Inside Higher Ed has a diverting piece on the changes being made to the University of Utah’s ‘fight song’ to address some of the lyrical challenges of the original: 431 more words


A Question of Quality

By Carl Straumsheim

If students in a face-to-face course emailed their provost with concerns that their professor had stopped lecturing, chances are that someone — a department head or an administrator — would intervene. 248 more words

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