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MOOCs in 2015: Breaking Down the Numbers

Have massive open online courses emerged from the Trough of Disillusionment to the Slopes of Enlightenment? Wherever MOOCs belong on the
Gartner Hype Cycle, one thing is clear: there are more courses and students now than ever before.

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Personal Statements 2016: Opening Ourselves and our Universities to Be #Alwayslearning

Editor’s Note: ‘Tis the trendy season for trends, to reflect on 2015 and to make bold predictions about what next year may hold. This year, we asked thought leaders to share their outlooks on education, but with a twist. They have to frame their thoughts as a response to some of the finest college application essay prompts—yes, the very same ones that high school seniors are feverishly working on now!Here’s what Anant Agarwal, CEO of EdX, had to say.

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EdX Stays Committed to Universities, Offering Credits for MOOCs

Coursera and Udacity appear to have found an answer—for now—to the business model questions that have plagued MOOC providers: partner with companies, such as AT&T and Google, design courses that support much-needed skills, then charge students to take them. The promise of marketable knowledge motivates students to complete the classes; top performers may even land jobs.Investors are cheering: together, Coursera and Udacity have won more than $300 million in investments—a signal that investors feel the potential for returns is significant.

An Index Of Online Courses For Teachers: Summer 2015

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50 Free Online Courses For Educators: Spring 2015

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How to Build a Better MOOC

Massive open online courses have not lived up to the hype. There are, however, 50-year-old techniques to improve the experience and reach those who need education the most.

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What MOOCs Are Teaching Universities About Active Learning

There's a lot of skepticism about whether or not MOOCs are "disrupting" higher education, but can they offer important learning opportunities for the institutions themselves?

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