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Multiple Personalities, Disorder

By Carl Straumsheim

Researchers at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have discovered a new form of cheating in massive open online courses that they say poses a “serious threat to the trustworthiness of MOOC certification.” 249 more words

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Of MOOCs and Mutants

By Akiba Covitz

Some three years ago, when MOOCs rose up on the edge of our collective, higher educational consciousness, they were hailed by some as educational saviors and derided by others as signifying the beginning of the end for universities. 842 more words

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MOOC Providers

By Steven Mintz

To be sure, enrollment in online learning opportunities (MOOCs and beyond) continues to grow.

New courses (from stalwart institutions like the Ivies and unexpected ones like… 426 more words

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Professors of Instruction

This blog post was written by Colleen Flaherty and originally published in Inside Higher Ed.

What’s in a name? A lot, evidently.

A year after Northwestern University’s Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences introduced new titles for full-time, non-tenure-track faculty members, along with longer contracts and clearer paths to promotion, proponents say the system has helped them recruit quality teachers and attracted outside interest. 1,312 more words


"Revise and Resubmit": a step-by-step guide to reacting to 'revise and resubmit' response from academic journals

This publication was written by Michael Harris and originally published in Inside Higher Ed

When submitting your writing for publication in a journal, the best you can often hope for is to receive a “revise and resubmit” request from the editor. 803 more words

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Media Day at HarvardX

By Michael Patrick Rutter

“You didn’t get the memo?”

edX CEO Anant Agarwal gestured to himself and then to me. It took a few moments, but the participants attending Media Day at HarvardX saw that our attire – blue blazer with brass buttons, a relaxed blue pinstriped Oxford (sans tie) and gray khakis – matched. 367 more words

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7 Common Mistakes About Open Online Education

By Joshua Kim

Here are my top 7 mistakes that pundits and critics make when they talk about open online education:

Mistake #1: “Open Online Courses Are a Substitute for Traditional Courses” 279 more words

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