E-learning

Are Graduate Programs the Future of On-line Education?

Are Graduate Programs the Future of On-line Education?

In case you missed it:  The New York Times had an article explaining that graduate education may be the future focus of on-line education, particularly MOOCs (massive open on-line courses): From their start two years ago, when a free artificial intelligence course from Stanford enrolled 170,000 students, free massive open online courses, or MOOCs, have […]

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Colleges Start Reinventing Themselves

Colleges Start Reinventing Themselves

This from the Wall Street Journal: Colleges and universities are rushing to offer free online classes known as “massive open online courses,” or MOOCs. But so far, no one has figured out a way to stitch these classes together into a bachelor’s degree. Now, educators in Wisconsin are offering a possible solution by decoupling the […]

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Class2Go:  Stanford Ups the Ante for MOOCs

Class2Go: Stanford Ups the Ante for MOOCs

Our regular readers (both of them) will know that we are closely following how technology is affecting workforce development in general and higher education in particular.  Tech Crunch reports that Stanford University has come out with a new platform for its Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) that makes the process even more open: [As] of […]

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Observing Creative Destruction First Hand

Observing Creative Destruction First Hand

Now, I am not a big fan of Google and believe much of what passes as innovation in the consumer IT sector is empty bells and whistles.  But there is something to be said for the impact that the continual reinvention of business models has on the rest of us.  The Wall Street Journal has […]

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A Consumer’s Guide to MOOCs

A Consumer’s Guide to MOOCs

Want to compare the various MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) out there?  The Chronicle of Higher Education has a handy guide here. The formats are as varied as the people who tune in. Some consist mainly of lectures recorded on iTunes, while other courses seek to replicate a classroom experience by offering study groups, computer-graded […]

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