California Governor Pushes for Online Education

In an effort to curb the high cost of education, Governor Jerry Brown partnered with Udacity to introduce MOOCs to California’s higher education system.  Udacity, a MOOC based in Palo Alto, will partner with San Jose State University to offer online[...]

Online Cheating Websites Are Popular

Although it’s an older article (dated September 21, 2012), I just had to share this one. Inside Higher Ed  has reported that there are websites now available that offer students the opportunity for someone to take an entire online class for them.[...]

Identity Verified Certificates Available

In a previous blog post about Coursera we covered the rapid increase in enrollments online MOOCs have been receiving. The model of cheap or free education for everyone paired with top quality course content has driven knowledge hungry students from[...]

Video Games Being Used in the Classroom

Video games have been a huge source of controversy for kids, parents, and teachers since Atari reared its ugly head in the 80’s.  Educators and parents have spent years telling kids that video games would fry brain cells and to spend more time with[...]

Students Rush to Fill Online Courses

A recent New York Times article covered the rapidly growing popularity of Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) such as Coursera, Udemy and edX. In four months Coursera had drawn in 1 million users, a faster launch then social media giants Facebook[...]