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Will COVID-19 Lead to Another MOOC Moment?

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Large-scale courses known as MOOCs were invented to get free or low-cost education to people who could not afford or get access to traditional options. Duke University was one of the first institutions to draw on MOOCs in response to the novel coronavirus. Other MOOC providers are making similar offers.

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Will the Pandemic Lead More Colleges to Offer Credit for MOOCs? Coursera is Pushing for It.

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Since March, Coursera has allowed any college to request free access to its library of course content for any of its students to use, with a free version of what it calls Coursera for Campus. But today, the company announced that it will continue to offer a limited version for free.

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MOOC Pioneer Coursera Tries a New Push: Selling Courseware to Colleges

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Coursera started with a mission to give the general public free access to courses from expensive colleges. But in a new effort announced Thursday, called Coursera for Campus, the company will begin selling access to its complete library of courseware to any college to use, at around $400 per student. Will Colleges Buy It?

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The Beginning of a New Era in the Online Degree Market

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A majority of online students visit campus to access services and support, or to attend events and in-person courses, in a true blending of online and in-person. At Northeastern University, many of our 17,000 online and hybrid students access our campus network with locations in Boston, Charlotte, Seattle, Silicon Valley and Toronto.

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Credential Blockchains Could Help Student Mobility. These 4 Efforts Explore How.

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the fact that not everyone can access digital technology. Called GreenLight , the ledger gives students access to their credential materials, such as transcripts and recommendation letters, and allows them to apply to multiple colleges and scholarship programs at once, making the process easier and more efficient.

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Can We Design Online Learning Platforms That Feel More Intimate Than Massive?

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Unfortunately, most massive open online course (MOOC) platforms still feel like drafty lecture halls instead of intimate seminar rooms. I think we’ve seen this reemergence—unintentionally—in the form of MOOCs. I typically build MOOCs, but this spring, I designed an online program for a cohort of 16 nonprofit leaders.

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Online Learning: Why Libraries Could Be the Key to MOOCs’ Success

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Some studies found that about five percent of those enrolled in massive open online courses (known as MOOCs) completed the course. Librarians at Chicago Public Library (CPL) partnered with the nonprofit Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU) to make online education more accessible through this program. .

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