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MOOC Pioneer Coursera Tries a New Push: Selling Courseware to 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. Colleges have tried to offer courses built around MOOC materials before—and it hasn’t always gone well. They need to show a story of growth.”

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What’s the Right Price for an Online Degree?


After all, campuses include expensive academic buildings, sports facilities, dormitories and other routine services, such as dining halls and libraries, requiring constant costly maintenance. As prices rose at most post-secondary institutions over the last decades, tuition at these colleges fell.

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Why Most Ivies Offer Few Online Degrees—And What’s Happening to Change It


And in the past ten years these colleges have been active in offering so-called MOOCs, or massive open online courses, which are free or low-cost courses, usually for no official credit. The Ivies are all risk-averse,” says Peggy McCready, former associate vice provost for technology and digital initiatives at UPenn Libraries.

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A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking


SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. Might we also study whether learners with solid K12 library inquiry experience perform better than the student in the general SHEG sample ? You can now find out. Beyond the Bubble History Assessments.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

And like so many products on this list, 3D printing was hailed as a revolution in education, and schools were encouraged to reorient libraries and shop classes towards “maker spaces” which would give students opportunities to print their plastic designs. The End of Library" Stories (and the Software that Seems to Support That).

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Trends to watch in 2015: education and technology

Bryan Alexander

And the MOOC numbers look like they’re rising. Unless the worm turns globally, I’d expect planet MOOC to keep growing in 2016. Primary and secondary schools are a battleground between iPads and Chromebooks, it seems. Libraries Many trends collide here, and really deserve a full post.

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Week of August 22nd, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

link] EPCOP MOOC WEBINAR ( Australia Series ) Mon 22 Aug 09:00PM New York / Tue 23 Aug 01:00AM GMT / Tue 23 Aug 11:00AM Sydney Coach Carole. David Simpson ([link] will discuss the use of facebook and other social networking sites in education and the need for/issues around digital citizenship education in Secondary schools.