Four MOOCs to Rule Them All?

A recent graphic (‘Major Players in the MOOC Universe‘, pictured) from the Chronicle of Higher Education has caused a small stir, mainly by those who feel left out (*cough, cough*). Some others, though, took umbrage at the inclusion of Khan Academy as a “MOOC”. A glance at the comments reveals at least a few raised eyebrows in […]

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Is the Pell Grant in Trouble? Are We?

Heard this on the radio the other day: Study: More Adult Pell Grant Students, Not Enough Graduating (02:54 | transcript) The US federal government-funded Pell Grant is a need-based award for 9 million US students. In sum, it’s quite a bit of cash: $34.5 billion each year, but break those numbers down, and we’re looking at […]

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Response to Michael Cusumano – “Are the Costs of ‘Free’ Too High in Online Education?”

This post is by Sarah Foregger, Ph.D., a consultant for the Saylor Foundation in the Communication discipline. Dr. Foregger taught for several years at the University of San Diego and has worked in consulting since 2012. By Sarah Foregger, Ph.D. “We need not fear that democratizing knowledge will cheapen its worth.” In an article published […]

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Online Learning: data caps are a problem; openness is a solution

Filed under Things That Really Get Our Goat (actually, not really; that isn’t one of our blog categories…but pretend). The Chronicle‘s recent article “Caps on Data Use Dim Online Learning’s Bright Future” is missing a big part of the story in open licensing and open media formats. We don’t blame them, because in all the buzz about new-style […]

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