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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.

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.

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.

November 01, 2013

Engagement and Employability Driving Next-Gen Platforms

It's still harder than it should be to create an effective sequence of learning experiences in K-12, postsecondary or organizational training. Owing to underinvestment and weak demand articulation, learning management systems (LMS) are at least five years behind the growing demand for engaging, learner-centered, competency-based experiences that result in employment (and other favorable outcomes).

October 21, 2013

Most Popular MOOCs in China? Think Modeling, Math, and Finance

The most popular courses offered by 'MOOC' provider Coursera in China include classes on modeling, finance, machine learning, and math.

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.

September 13, 2013

'MOOC' Provider Coursera Generates $1 Million in 'Certificate' Revenues

Coursera, a massive open online course provider, made $1 million from students who pursued "verified certificates" for their successful completion of courses.

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 13, 2013

Will Districts Determine Success of Coursera's Teacher-Training Venture?

Generating sustained interest in its new, free teacher-training venture will require Coursera to partner with districts, a new analysis argues.

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