Tag: higher education (8)

MOOC- Ed

With the rising popularity of Massive Open Online Course – or MOOC – classes for students, it is only fitting that educators be able to learn new tricks of the trade the same way. A MOOC-Ed – that is, MOOC for Educators – has become available,[...]

Will MOOC's cause a cut in funding to State Universities?

Massive open online course or MOOC, is a free online course with extremely large class sizes, where students individually participate in learning from a well-established professor via an online platform like Coursera. However, MOOCs aren’t like any[...]

Harvard Business School Launches HBX - Online Business Courses

Receiving an MBA from Harvard Business School has long been a pinnacle of achievement in the business world. The program is beginning to undergo changes with the implementation of HBX, the online courses offered within the business school’s program.[...]

Credential Verification Leads to Dismissal

Theresa, McBain, a former Methodist minister, has been ousted from her position with a Humanist group at Harvard after admitting she overstated her educational experience. The resulting fallout shows why it is so important to follow up and ensure[...]

UNC Chapel Hill Offers Make-up Classes After Academic Scandal

The North Carolina Chapel Hill University has been under public scrutiny again after more details have leaked regarding its academic-fraud scandal, according to which, 384 students and alumni took fraudulent classes in the African Studies[...]

Penn State University assesses their MOOC experience

The Penn State University’s five MOOCs offered through Coursera, attracted more than 300,000 sign-ups, a number that surprised the MOOCs faculty. Students weren’t the only ones getting something out of these MOOCs, the professors gained valuable[...]

Iris Recognition Technology Makes Student ID Cards Redundant

Many schools and colleges around the US have introduced advanced ID verification technology this school year. As iris recognition technology becomes easier to develop, standardize and afford, a growing number of educational institutions chooses iris[...]

Poor Attendance in Credit Qualified MOOC Class

Any student racking up college debt would be thrilled to know they could receive college credit for a MOOC class, which is free of charge. This is what Colorado State University-Global Campus offered last fall. The student would only pay $89, for a[...]

MOOC Verses DOCC

It was only a matter of time before massive open online courses (MOOC) were challenged to see online learning in a new light. Distributed Open Collaborative Course (DOCC) has a different approach to how students should learn through online education[...]

Teachers' Role Decreases, While Technology Increases

The growth of advanced technology over the last decade also brings a negative impact to educators’ job market. Technology persistently proves how effective it can educate students, while lowering costs for educators. On the contrary, are[...]