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 trend. Instead, Mohammad H. Qayoumi’s announcement last spring was met with howls of protest from … Read morePresidents and Professors Largely Agree on Who Should Lead Innovation (Chronicle)

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, most are free, taught by professors, and are solely for the edification of the student—not … Read moreMOOCs Need to Go Back to Their Roots

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 absence of structure. The discussion is too open-ended. It wanders around and is easily sidetracked. … Read moreStructuring Discussions: Online and Face-to-Face

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 called Eduson.tv, is focusing on the BRIC markets (Brazil, Russia, India, China) with a model … Read moreMOOC Newcomer Offers Online Business Courses Taught by Pros, Not Profs (Bloomberg)

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 Oct. 14. “We’re living in a time when more and more people are responsible for … Read moreStanford B-School Jumps on the MOOC Bandwagon