Students in Free Courses Study, but Not as Much as Most Students Do (CHE)

June 16, 2015 by Mary Ellen McIntire Most students in free online courses don’t spend as much time doing classwork as do traditional college students, but they do log a significant number of hours, according to a new survey of more than 4,500 MOOC students by Class Central, a website that reviews free courses. More than 55 percent … Read moreStudents in Free Courses Study, but Not as Much as Most Students Do (CHE)

Art Schools Go MOOC, With a New Online Platform (CHE)

June 16, 2015 by Meg Bernhard A new company is jumping into MOOCs, but with a focus on teaching free courses in the arts. The new virtual art school, called Kadenze, has already teamed up with programs at 18 institutions, including Stanford and Princeton Universities, to create a digital platform designed for arts courses. According to … Read moreArt Schools Go MOOC, With a New Online Platform (CHE)

An Increasingly Popular Job Perk: Online Education (CHE)

June 2, 2015 by Mary Ellen McIntire Southern New Hampshire University has become the latest institution to team up with a major employer to make online courses a benefit of employment. A partnership between Southern New Hampshire and Anthem Inc., a health-insurance company, will allow some 55,000 Anthem employees to earn associate or bachelor’s degrees through the university’s … Read moreAn Increasingly Popular Job Perk: Online Education (CHE)