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ASU = edX's 'Cleaner'

By John Warner

Thanks to Inside Higher Ed reporter Carl Straumsheim, we now know that the edX/Arizona State contract for the pending “Global Freshman Academy” initiative, through which ASU intends to MOOC-ify a year’s worth of general education credits, contains another interesting little tidbit. 301 more words

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ASU / edX GFA Partnership

By Joshua Kim

Comments on the IHE stories about the ASU/edX partnership appear to be running strongly to the critical. I’d like to make a start at enumerating our IHE community’s concerns, and to then offer some counterarguments. 380 more words

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What Problem Are ASU and EdX Solving?

By Matt Reed

Maybe it’s me. But I’m just not grasping the ASU/edX MOOCs-for-credit thing.

According to Carl Straumsheim’s piece in IHE, a student who enrolls in one (or more) from a specific set of MOOCs offered through edX will have the option of paying a $45 fee for identity verification, followed by a $200 per credit fee to Arizona State, to have the MOOC performance translated into academic credit by and for ASU. 218 more words

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To MOOC or Not to MOOC?

By Venkat Viswanathan

That is the question. Except it wasn’t really a question for me. I decided to teach a MOOC even before I taught my first college course. 332 more words

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What We're Reading - April 2015

As a national network, Gateway to College works with a wide variety of school districts, colleges, and community partners from around the country. The national office understands that our programs face a complexity of issues, from local education policy to national trends in dual enrollment. 866 more words

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With Promise Comes A Trust

If you came up with a prioritized list of concerns for almost every Promise program or nearly everyone looking to start a Promise program, the top item — perhaps the top two or three — would be funding. 259 more words

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The 2.0x MOOC and the 1.0x Audiobook

By Joshua Kim

MOOCs have me worried. The ability to watch MOOC videos at 2.0x (double speed) is re-setting my brain’s expectations for information intake. I find that many conference presentations now feel unbearably slow. 329 more words

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