Tagged with online courses

California Bill Seeks Campus Credit for Online Study

Legislation will be introduced in the California Senate on Wednesday that could reshape higher education by requiring the state’s public colleges and universities to give credit for faculty-approved online courses taken by students unable to register for oversubscribed classes on campus. If it passes, as seems likely, it would be the first time that state … Continue reading

California State U. Will Experiment With Offering Credit for MOOCs

State universities in California, looking for creative ways to reduce education costs at a time of budget stress, are turning to MOOCs to offer low-cost options for students. On Tuesday, San Jose State University announced an unusual pilot project with Udacity, a for-profit provider of the massive open online courses, to jointly create three introductory … Continue reading

College Credit Eyed for Online Courses

While massive open online courses, or MOOCs, are still in their early days, the race has begun to integrate them into traditional colleges — by making them eligible for transfer credits, and by putting them to use in introductory and remedial courses. On Tuesday, the American Council on Education, the leading umbrella group for higher … Continue reading

Revenge of the Underpaid Professors

Today’s commentary is from Kevin Carey, policy director at Education Sector, an independent think tank in Washington. The article was published in the Chronicle of Higher Ed. The second floor of 425 2nd Street, in the hip SoMa district of San Francisco, does not appear, at first glance, to be the birthplace of a faculty insurrection. … Continue reading

Foundations Join to Offer Online Courses for Schools

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest philanthropy, and the foundation associated with Pearson, the giant textbook and school technology company, announced a partnership on Wednesday to create online reading and math courses aligned with the new academic standards that some 40 states have adopted in recent months. The 24 new courses will … Continue reading

University of California to Borrow Millions for Online Classes

In the midst of a budget crisis, the University of California plans to borrow at least $2-million to pay for a controversial project to build online courses rather than relying entirely on outside grants or donations, as university leaders had previously said. The pilot project, which seeks to offer up to 20 online undergraduate courses … Continue reading