Monthly Archives: July 2016

Education Dept. Proposes Rules to Clarify State Oversight of Online Courses (CHE)

July 22, 2016 by Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz The U.S. Department of Education is proposing further regulations for online-education programs at colleges and universities, the department said in a news release on Friday. The department’s new regulations, which follow rules that took effect last summer, would make … Continue reading

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A month of Sunoikisis

I was fortunate enough to spend June at the Center for Hellenic Studies as an intern. I was part of a team helping with the Sunoikisis Course Development Seminars. It offered the opportunity to read primary and secondary sources about … Continue reading

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Adaptive Learning Could Be the Tesla of Education — in a Bad Way (CHE)

By Michael Feldstein JULY 18, 2016 Jose Ferreira, the chief executive of the adaptive-learning company Knewton, has been endlessly mocked by many involved with educational technology (including me) for making exaggerated claims about the power of his products. Among his … Continue reading

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Are MOOCs Forever? (CHE)

By Jeffrey R. Young JULY 14, 2016 Think back to the early days of MOOCs. Professors at Stanford and Harvard and other places were suddenly teaching really big classes, free. Hundreds of thousands of students at once were in those … Continue reading

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