It depends on what you care about.
MOOCs in Decline: Insights into multi-year data from MIT and Harvard
It turns out MOOC activity declines year-over-year in similar fashion to course participation per week, based on new research from MIT and Harvard.
Revisiting 2012 Post on Barriers That MOOCs Would Face
Saying “I told you so” can be so petty. But I’ll get over it this time – MOOCs aren’t magical after all, and reality continues to intrude.
If At First You Don’t Succeed, Try To Be An OPM: Conversion of for-profits and MOOCs
Purdue/ Kaplan, Grand Canyon, Ashford U all going “nonprofit”, Coursera focuses on degrees – the common theme of recent for-profit and MOOC news? The OPM market.
Clarifications On UC Berkeley’s Accessibility Decision To Restrict Video Access
The news headlines sounded terrible. The truth is more complicated.
Recommended Reading: “Why Udacity and EdX Want to Trademark the Degrees of the Future—and What’s at Stake for Students”
In his recent article in EdSurge, Jeff Young (formerly of the Chronicle) profiles an emerging fringe world of post-secondary education where “Nanodegrees,” “MicroMasters,” and “MicroDegrees” are proliferating. Companies like Udacity and edX are looking to stake out territory in this emerging market and trademarking new degree types is one way they’re attempting to do that. […]
Miami, Harvard and MIT: Disability discrimination lawsuits focused on schools as content providers
In the discussions at Google+ based on last week’s post about the Miami University of Ohio disability discrimination lawsuit1, George Station made two important points that deserve more visibility. It’s been a-coming for several years now. Cal State has some pretty strong rules in place for compliance with ADA and state-level disability laws. Still, [Universal Design for […]