Monthly Archives: September 2013

Presidents and Professors Largely Agree on Who Should Lead Innovation (Chronicle)

September 30, 2013 By Jeffrey Selingo When San Jose State University’s president announced the expansion of a pilot program to use recorded lectures from two large MOOC providers, he thought his campus would appreciate being on top of a growing … Continue reading

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MOOCs Need to Go Back to Their Roots

By Michael Burnam-Fink They were supposed to be educational communities, not hypertextbooks. This back-to-school season has also brought a wide range of developments in the online education space known as MOOCs: massively open online courses. While MOOCs vary in the details, … Continue reading

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Structuring Discussions: Online and Face-to-Face

By Maryellen Weimer, PhD I found a nice set of online discussion activities that strike me as good in-class discussion activities as well. One of the reasons discussion so often fails or doesn’t realize much of its potential is the … Continue reading

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MOOC Newcomer Offers Online Business Courses Taught by Pros, Not Profs (Bloomberg)

By Francesca Di Meglio August 16, 2013 Nowadays you can go back to school without leaving your living room (or getting out of your pajamas), and new online education providers crop up everyday. One of them, an upstart from Russia … Continue reading

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Stanford B-School Jumps on the MOOC Bandwagon

By Francesca Di Meglio September 19, 2013 The Stanford Graduate School of Business is getting into the MOOC game. Its first foray into the market for “massive open online courses” is focused on retirement finance and pension policy and will be launched … Continue reading

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Only The Strong Survive (Sphinx)

September 10, 2013 by NevilleMorley I’ve just stumbled across the course outline for a political science seminar to be taught this semester by Clifford Orwin at the University of Toronto (and as I was actually there last week, I really … Continue reading

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