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Americans Doubt the Rigor and Quality of Online Education

News from U.S. News & World Report: A new Gallup poll found most Americans doubt the quality and rigor of online education. Although the majority of Americans say the value and format of online education are equal to or better than traditional education, many still doubt its quality, according to a Gallup poll released Tuesday. [...]

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Education online: The virtual lab – Nature.com

News from Education online: The virtual lab – Nature.com: CHRIS RYAN/NATURE Article tools Print Email Download PDF >>> Read the full article Related News: Moral Principles in EducationThis anthology is a thorough introduction to classic literature for those who have not yet experienced these literary masterworks…. Teach Like a Champion: 49 Techniques that Put Students [...]

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Coursera nabs $43M to bring online education to emerging markets

News from VentureBeat: Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng Coursera today raised $ 43 million in funding to market online education to millions of students globally. In the new wave of education technology, online education providers like Coursera are generating a great deal of hype. It’s not all that surprising, given that the Massive Open Online [...]

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Survey shows growing support for online education in California

News from Los Angeles Times: Lisa Hayden of Fremont takes an online class that will satisfy the remedial… (Peter DaSilva, for The Times ) For Steven Ancheta, the time is long past for more arguments about online education’s merits and convenience. The West Covina resident, who is enrolled in a fully online program for a [...]

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Using technology to fight cheating in online education

News from Los Angeles Times: While Jennifer Clay was at home taking an online exam for her business law class, a proctor a few hundred miles away was watching her every move. Using a webcam mounted in Clay’s Los Angeles apartment, the monitor in Phoenix tracked how frequently her eyes shifted from the computer screen [...]

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CreativeLive Founder Chase Jarvis Talks Online Education, Entrepreneurship …

News from TechCrunch: Back in October, CreativeLive pulled back the curtain on its live broadcast platform for creative entrepreneurs with the announcement that it had raised $ 7.5 million from Greylock. This month, it added $ 500K more to its Series A with a host of prominent investors joining the round, including Creative Artists Agency, [...]

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Education funding proposal allows school choice, more online learning

News from Detroit Free Press: LANSING — A draft bill prepared for Gov. Rick Snyder would fundamentally change K-12 education in Michigan, allowing students to choose school districts, make greater use of online learning and earn financial incentives of $ 2,500 per semester for completing high school early. The proposed Michigan Public Education Finance Act [...]

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Online Education Grows Up, And For Now, It’s Free

News from NPR: Enlarge Jeff Chiu/AP Coursera founders Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller are computer science professors at Stanford University. Jeff Chiu/AP Coursera founders Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller are computer science professors at Stanford University. Online education isn’t particularly new. It has been around in some form since the 1990s, but what is new [...]

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Online education degrees skyrocket

News from USA TODAY: By Greg Toppo and Christopher Schnaars, USA TODAY Updated Virtually unknown a decade ago, big online teacher education programs now dwarf their traditional competitors, outstripping even the largest state university teachers’ colleges. Matt York, AP A University of Phoenix billboard in Chandler, Ariz., in 2009. A USA TODAY analysis of newly [...]

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Elite colleges transform online higher education

News from Boston.com: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When the Massachusetts Institute of Technology offered its first free online course this spring, Ashwith Rego jumped at the chance to learn from some of the world’s leading researchers — without leaving his home in India. ‘‘I never imagined that I would be taught by professors from MIT, [...]

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