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The Meaning of the Failure of the Online For-Profit Universities

Corinthian Colleges have been forced to close their “doors.”

As I reported in this blog several years ago, the Washington Post Corporation, which had derived between 50% and 60% of its annual profits from its ownership share of Kaplan University quietly sold off its stock just ahead of the formal release of the Harkin Report which signaled the bursting of the online for-profit “bubble.” 550 more words


Sustaining Hype? Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) and Open Access Course Materials

At the University of Oslo, we are now half-way through our very first MOOC: What Works: Promising Practices in International Development , a six week course created by the Centre on Development and the Environment (SUM) in partnership with faculty at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law at Stanford. 335 more words

TechniCity Enrolls Students from Around the World

TechniCity, the MOOC about cities and technology taught by UAP Professor Tom Sanchez and Ohio State University Professor Jennifer Evans-Cowley, enrolled 9,355 students from 154 countries.  21 more words


Three self-paced online courses that I strongly recommend. They are awesome and free!

If you are businessmen/women, your schedule sometimes cannot be controlled by yourself.  Meeting with clients may be required by your client with short notice.  The emergency situation may happen and you should cope with it.   453 more words

Big Data

New trends in e-learning

Elearning is changing. Despite a decline in overall training expenditure since 2009 in the corporate sector, elearning itself has grown and is continuing to grow General budget constraints, reduction in training time and other mitigating factors appear to be the main drivers of the shift towards using e-learning. 638 more words

Online Courses vs. Traditional Classrooms: Study shows pros do not outweigh cons

In recent years, education as a whole has seen a major shift toward tech in the classroom. Then what happens when you take the classroom out of the picture? 357 more words

Higher Education

Free education?!

MOOC-style courses have created mixed feelings among many. Some argue that this “free education” is hurting traditional Universities. Others argue that these type courses are only offering a little extra help to would-be students from all over the world by helping them to get noticed when applying to schools. 8 more words