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MIT Master’s Program to Use MOOCs as ‘Admissions Test’

By Jeffrey R. Young

MOOCs may soon become a prominent factor in admissions decisions at selective colleges, a way for students who may not do well on traditional measures like the SAT to prove they can hack it. 312 more words

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What the Results of a Survey of Coursera Students Mean for Online Learning

By Ellen Wexler

When Coursera, Udacity, and edX started up within four months of one another, in 2012, The New York Times declared it the year of the MOOC. 259 more words

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This Is How Students Cheat in MOOCs

By Andy Thomason

Researchers at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have identified a way students are cheating to earn credit in MOOCs. The method is the subject of a working paper, … 71 more words

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As Coursera Evolves, Colleges Stay On and Investors Buy In

By Jeffrey R. Young

Three years ago everyone was talking about Coursera, which had begun partnering with some of the world’s most elite colleges to offer free courses. 244 more words

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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