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Category Archives: MOOCs

Why Is the Future of the University Never a University?

In August 2014, Graeme Wood wrote an article for The Atlantic titled “The Future of College?” The tease under the headline is: “A brash tech entrepreneur thinks he can reinvent … Continue reading

March 20, 2015 · 2 Comments

The High Cost of MOOCs: Calculating How High Is Too High and the Extra-financial Implications of That Cost

I subscribe to a number of newsletters related to online education. They very seldom include articles that question increased institutional investments in digital technology. So this one caught my attention. … Continue reading

March 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

“Badges? We don’t need no stinkin’ badges!”

Badges? Certification? Can these replace college? Or is this a false binary? The problem, I think, is that we no longer know what “college” means and end up conflating differing … Continue reading

March 8, 2015 · 2 Comments

UCI and AU Clinic Surveys

By Nancy Long Two surveys currently under way offer faculty a chance to support proposed exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s provisions that control access to copyrighted work. Please take … Continue reading

January 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

College for Whom?

When my father got out of the army at the end of WWII, one of the colleges he applied to was Oberlin. A good school, it wasn’t far from home; … Continue reading

December 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Undermining Affordability and Access to Higher Education

An “On the Issues” Post from the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education [http://futureofhighered.org] _______________ A recent report from the New America Foundation highlights one important way access to higher education … Continue reading

December 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

One Might Ask Steven Salaita Why There Are No MOOCs on Gaza

In late July, Kris Olds wrote a piece for Inside Higher Ed’s Blog U: Global Higher Ed titled “Why No MOOCs on Gaza?” [The complete article is available at: https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/globalhighered/why-no-moocs-gaza%5DContinue reading

August 31, 2014 · 1 Comment

PBS NewsHour Series on “Rethinking College”

Lil Taiz, President of the California Faculty Association, has shared the following information which should be of broad interest. The PBS NewsHour contacted the CFHE leadership about CFHE’s take on … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · 2 Comments

What Helps Students Learn?

An “On the Issues” Post from the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education [http://futureofhighered.org] _______________ The push for doing education on the cheap has led to a number of … Continue reading

August 23, 2014 · 3 Comments

Even superprofessors deserve academic freedom.

Over on my personal blog, I write a lot about MOOCs. You might say I’m more than a little MOOC-obsessed, but I really am trying to develop other interests. That … Continue reading

July 9, 2014 · 6 Comments
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