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Humans, the Latest MOOC Feature

By Carl Straumsheim

One of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s most popular massive open online courses is adding a feature not seen in any of its other humanities MOOCs: instructors grading essays. 317 more words

MOOCs In The News

MOOCs and Beyond

By Dan Butin

By now we know that MOOCs are not the final answer. Higher education will not be saved (or destroyed) by these massive open online courses that splashed into everyone’s consciousness about three years ago. 484 more words

MOOCs In The News

Higher Ed: The Next Generation?

By Akiba Covitz

Times have changed since we began our multi-author blog, Higher Ed Beta, in December 2013. After a spring-summer hiatus, we’ve decided to embark on a reboot and a re-title, graduating from beta to gamma. 404 more words

MOOCs In The News

"Overwhelming anxiety" On Campus

The online publication Inside Higher Ed has a story about students demanding better access to mental health services. In response, colleges and universities are creating 24-hour hotlines and embedding counselors in residence halls. 214 more words

Mental Health

"It's Your Job, Not Your Life" AMEN

“Your faculty position is your job, not your life.”

I agree with Kerry Ann Rockquemore’s recent article in Inside Higher Ed which you can read  394 more words

PhD Life

Always a sleazy business

College basketball can be entertaining on TV and profitable for schools that play it at a high level. It provides opportunity for players, walk-on or scholarshipped. 281 more words


'Higher Education's Dirty Little Secret'

Higher education is at risk for being removed from its very foundation. Among the reasons behind why it’s being redefined is market-driven concepts such as athletics, in addition to students more and more often needing to work through college. 362 more words

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