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Art Schools Go MOOC, With a New Online Platform

By Meg Bernhard

A new company is jumping into MOOCs, but with a focus on teaching free courses in the arts.

The new virtual art school, called Kadenze, has already teamed up with programs at 18 institutions, including Stanford and Princeton Universities, to create a digital platform designed for arts courses. 206 more words

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Students in Free Courses Study, but Not as Much as Most Students Do

By Mary Ellen McIntire

Most students in free online courses don’t spend as much time doing classwork as do traditional college students, but they do log a significant number of hours, according to a new survey of more than 4,500 MOOC students by… 169 more words

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Penn State's Erickson Highest Paid College Leader In 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new survey says former Penn State President Rodney Erickson was the highest-paid public college president in fiscal year 2014, with nearly $1.5 million in total compensation. 111 more words

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U. of Illinois to Offer a Lower-Cost M.B.A., Thanks to MOOCs

By Jeffrey R. Young

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign plans to start a low-cost online M.B.A. program in partnership with Coursera, the Silicon Valley-based MOOC provider, hoping to meet its land-grant mission of improving access and also to create a new stream of revenue at a time of shrinking state support for higher education. 323 more words

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Nick Gillespie on College Kids Today: 'Human Veal That Cannot Even Stand On Their Own Legs Or Face The Sunlight Without Having Their Eyeballs Burned Out'

…So when ’60s-radical-turned-Reagan-fanboy David Horowitz shows up at University of North Carolina to equate Islam with terrorism for the thousandth time, the student body gets the vapors, tries to shut him down, and creates the hashtag #notsafeUNC. 346 more words

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What Is Being Learned From MOOCs? New Report Takes Stock

By Casey Fabris

The hype around the free online courses called MOOCs has drawn millions of students, who are all essentially part of a teaching experiment of unprecedented scale. 268 more words

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Arizona State and edX Will Offer an Online Freshman Year, Open to All

By Charles Huckabee

Arizona State University is joining with the MOOC provider edX in a project that it says “reimagines the freshman year” and opens a new low-cost, low-risk path to a college degree for students anywhere in the world. 221 more words

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