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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.

July 23, 2013

Report Offers 'Index' for Evaluating Ed-Tech

A new report uses an "index" to for evaluating educational technology based on its design, usefulness in schools, and other factors.

June 13, 2013

Are Districts the Key to Coursera's 'MOOCs' for Teachers?

The success of Coursera's effort to provide teacher professional development "MOOCs" could hinge on partnerships with districts, an analysis argues.

June 11, 2013

K-12 Education Technology Trends to Watch

Cloud computing, mobile learning, and learning analytics are among the school technologies likely to carve out a larger place in schools, a report says.

May 30, 2013

Coursera Unveils Plans With Universities; Arne Duncan Responds

Coursera announces a new partnership with universitiies to offer "MOOCs," a plan that draws a positive reaction from Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

May 07, 2013

New 'MOOC' Model for Online PD Offers Diverse Course Lineup

Coursera's efforts to bring "MOOCs," massively open online courses, to teacher education will begin with 28 courses.

May 01, 2013

'MOOC' Provider Coursera Jumps Into K-12 and Teacher Education

Coursera, a major name in providing "massively open online courses," takes a step into K-12 schools by arranging to provide teacher training.

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