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Udemy and the Market

Robert McGuire, the man behind MOOC News and Reviews, has a new gig running the blog for SkilledUp, one of the MOOC aggregators trying to bring order to the growing and increasingly chaotic field of online education (free or otherwise). In a recent feature-length story, McGuire takes a look at some of the controversies surrounding […]

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Interview with Archie Abrams from Udemy

First off, greetings to visitors from Slate Magazine, and if you’re trying to orient yourself to a project that’s been going on for just over a year, a good place to start is this first blog entry that talks about what I was trying to with my One Year BA program, and some analysis I […]

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My Visit to Coursera

I’m on a West Coast swing this week that will finish with a talk at Fullerton College for their 100th Anniversary Futures Conference (seats are still available for anyone in the area). The trip got off to the right start with a cup of coffee with one of the founders of Accredible (the folks behind […]

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When is a MOOC Not a MOOC?

Coincidentally, the last three courses I reviewed in the weekly Degree of Freedom News (to which you can subscribe by punching in your e-mail over there to the right) all elicited similar commentary regarding whether a course felt like a college class vs. something else. Canvas.net’s Cheating in Online Courses, for example, seemed more like […]

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Canvas and Udemy

When I did my initial lineup of course providers earlier this year, I only included ones I was familiar with from having enrolled in classes on their platforms (including the big MOOC names of Coursera, edX and Udacity).  But now that I’m enrolled in classes on two additional platforms (Canvas.net and Udemy), it’s time to […]

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What’s a MOOC Worth?

If you look at how we pay for college using the “per-credit” economic model I described yesterday (one that divides annual tuition by the number of courses taken per year to arrive at what we’ll pay for each credit in a traditional college environment), then we end up confronting some challenging questions. For if we peg […]

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Barriers to Entry

I recently listed the components of a MOOC course to a friend working in edTech who wanted to figure out which pieces he already had in place.  The things I told him he needed included: Video lectures Static document management (for syllabi and other course-related materials) Quizzing Discussion forum management A learning management system to […]

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Sources for More Courses

Before leaving the topic of sources for free learning, I wanted to highlight some other options you can look into if you’re trying to put together your own college education (or are just interested in exploring more ways to educate yourself a no cost). Canvas.net is another organization offering access to free classes on a […]

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