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January 08, 2015

Confronting Ed Tech's 'Monsters': Q&A With Blogger Audrey Watters

Hack Education founder Audrey Watters takes on ClassDojo, Khan Academy, Knewton, B.F. Skinner, and the ed-tech sector's lack of historical awareness in a self-published new book.

January 02, 2015

Rebooting MOOC Research

My thoughts on how we could better take advantage of research opportunities from massive open online courses to advance the science of learning.

October 22, 2014

Free AP Classes Offered Through Massive Open Online Courses

Rice University launches edX course in AP biology, environmental science, and physics, although they are not endorsed by the College Board.

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.

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 12, 2014

Diplomacy Through MOOCs? Iran Regains Access to U.S.-Based Courses

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

March 26, 2014

'MOOC' Provider Coursera Hires Former Yale President as CEO

Yale University President Richard Levin has been named CEO of 'MOOC' provider Coursera, which has recently grown interested in K-12 teacher training.

February 06, 2014

Signaling Job Readiness: Degrees Decline in Value, Alternatives Emerge

"In the new world the learner will be in the driver's seat, with a keen eye trained on value." That was the conclusion of Pearson's senior academic team who said "an avalanche is coming" to higher education. Chief Education Advisor Sir Michael Barber and his colleagues Katelyn Donnelly and Saad Rizvi released a report last year that outlined this problem statement for higher education:

January 01, 2014

Getting Smart: How Digital Learning is Changing the World- 2013 Update

The first draft of Getting Smart was written three years ago and a lot has changed since then. I reread the book on a plane recently and it holds up reasonably well, but there are things I wanted to provide in an update. Below are the top 10 developments I've seen since writing Getting Smart.

December 06, 2013

Persistence Lags in 'MOOCs' With Tougher Expectations

Research on massive, open online courses taught by University of Pennsylvania faculty show low completion rates, particularly in classes with stronger academic expectations.

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