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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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The Catch in Arizona State’s Low-Cost Freshman Year Online: No Aid

By Jeffrey R. Young

When leaders of Arizona State University announced their unusual effort to let students complete their entire freshman year online at a sharply discounted rate, they took pains to distance the project from previous MOOCs, or massive open online courses. 229 more words

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250 MOOCs and Counting: One Man’s Educational Journey

If the MOOC movement has faded, nobody told Jima Ngei. Mr. Ngei, who lives in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, has completed and passed 250 MOOCs, all through… 255 more words

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