Lots of MOOC Buzz in @timeshighered

MOOC's (Massive Online Open Course) is a word being bandied around in higher education more and more over the last couple of years: Moocs are already big - in reach and in hype - and are predicted to explode. Zoë Corbyn checks in to learn if they are more than just a novelty and to find out what it's like to teach a class of 38,000 Kristin Sainani, clinical assistant professor in health policy at…

Online Courses?

Are online courses a step in the right direction? for whom? While elite universities in the US and Europe may benefit financially from the emergence of online courses, smaller institutions and for-profit education companies could find themselves squeezed out, a report has claimed. According to Shifting Ground: Technology Begins to Alter Centuries-Old Business Model for Universities, produced by credit rating agency Moody's, the recent rush by leading universities to create collaborative networks offering massive open online…