Monthly Archives: July 2012

Caution: Is Online Learning Right for Everyone

In the article linked below, the author, NOLIWE M. ROOKS, warns that online learning may leave a number of students behind. The author cites that online students may not get as rich an educational experience as a face-to-face experience. This can be overcome … Continue reading

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Coursera

Coursera‘s MOOC offerings are going to grow rapidly with the infusion of courses from reputable, accredited institutions of higher learning.

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A Different Approach to Academic Advising

The following article reflects on how colleges and universities are using the student data available to them to mine the data for the best courses and approaches to teaching might best work for students. From available data student’s use of academic tools, resources, and … Continue reading

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Universities Expanding their Online Presence

The following 2 articles provide some insight to many of the changes in education that Jeff Jarvis and Tom Friedman. These articles reflect the exploding changes in the access to various courses online from various universities’ curriculum and other online … Continue reading

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Getting College Credit from MOOCs

Paul Fain of Inside Higher Ed, shares how MOOCs are providing education resources for students and educational institutions that can lead to credit for college courses. His article “Making It Count” provides some insightful considerations. This article can serve as … Continue reading

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A Perspective: The Value of MOOCs in Education

Siva Vaidhyanathan blog article “What’s the Matter with MOOCs?” in The Chronicle of Higher Education expresses a belief that MOOCs are not the source of education but are an additional tool in an educators toolbox to educate a student in … Continue reading

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Online Classes Cut Costs, But Do They Dilute Brands?

This is an NPR story looking at whether online learning provides the depth and breadth of education a student needs to provide them with the skills and knowledge to be employed in her/his chosen field based upon a sound education. … Continue reading

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