In France, a Free Tech School Shakes Up Higher Education (CHE)

May 11, 2015 By Paul Hockenos In the United States, Silicon Valley often symbolizes the outside forces disrupting traditional higher education. For the French, it’s not a location or even a technology company, but a nonprofit school known simply as “42.” It doesn’t provide a degree, charges no tuition, and offers only a training program … Read moreIn France, a Free Tech School Shakes Up Higher Education (CHE)

Berkeley to Stop Adding Lecture Videos to YouTube, Citing Budget Cuts (CHE)

May 8, 2015 by Jeffrey R. Young Since well before MOOCs emerged, the University of California at Berkeley has been giving away recordings of its lectures on YouTube and iTunesU. In fact, Berkeley has become one of the most-generous distributors of free lectures on the web, adding some 4,500 hours of video per year. But that … Read moreBerkeley to Stop Adding Lecture Videos to YouTube, Citing Budget Cuts (CHE)

Inside the School Silicon Valley Thinks Will Save Education (Wired)

ISSIE LAPOWSKY 7:00 AM SO YOU’RE A parent, thinking about sending your 7-year-old to this rogue startup of a school you heard about from your friend’s neighbor’s sister. It’s prospective parent information day, and you make the trek to San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood. You walk up to the second floor of the school, file … Read moreInside the School Silicon Valley Thinks Will Save Education (Wired)

U. of Illinois to Offer a Lower-Cost M.B.A., Thanks to MOOCs (CHE)

May 4, 2015 By Jeffrey R. Young The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign plans to start a low-cost online M.B.A. program in partnership with Coursera, the Silicon Valley-based MOOC provider, hoping to meet its land-grant mission of improving access and also to create a new stream of revenue at a time of shrinking state support … Read moreU. of Illinois to Offer a Lower-Cost M.B.A., Thanks to MOOCs (CHE)