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August 12, 2014

Minecraft MOOCs for Teachers Part of Ed-Tech Company's Push Into K-12

Though MOOCs have yet to take off in K-12 schools, Instructure unveiled two new online courses for teachers interested in the popular digital game Minecraft.

July 08, 2014

Republican FCC Commissioner Objects to Draft Plans for E-Rate

FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai, a Republican, accuses the Democratic majority on the commission of having "rejected almost every suggestion" he's made on a draft E-rate policy.

June 13, 2014

Revised Trade Sanctions Mean Access to U.S.-Based MOOCs for Iranian Students

Iranian students have regained access to U.S.-based MOOCs following the United States' authorization of certain educational exchanges between the two countries.

June 11, 2014

Report Calls For Clarity on Ownership of Teachers' Digital Content

To promote innovation, states and districts need clear policies on how teacher-created digital lessons are copyrighted and licensed, according to a new report.

March 22, 2014

For Common Core, Khan Academy Goes High-Tech

Khan Academy unveiled a comprehensive set of free, interactive, online math exercises meant to support the new Common Core State Standards in grades K through 12.

December 19, 2013

Comcast, Khan Academy Partner to Increase Web Connectivity

The cable and Internet provider Comcast will partner with Khan Academy, a major source of open resources, in an attempt to boost needy students' access to the Internet and online learning resources.

December 06, 2013

Student Persistence Low in MOOCs With Higher Workloads, Study Finds

Rates of student completions of "MOOCs" offered through the University of Pennsylvania and Coursera ranged from 2 percent to 14 percent, research shows.

December 03, 2013

Leading Architect of 'MOOCs' Calls for Changing Their Focus

Sebastian Thrun, an entrepreneur and well-known proponent of massive, open, online courses, says the classes are not having the intended effect in higher education.

September 13, 2013

Major 'MOOC' Provider Makes $1 Million in Student Revenues

Coursera, a provider of massive open online courses, made its first $1 million from a student certification program.

August 01, 2013

Survey Reveals Students' Motivations for Choosing MOOCs

A new survey revealed that students are motivated to enroll in MOOCs because of their interest in the specific academic topics offered, while many respondents also said they wished the courses were were offered for credit.

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