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By LAURA PAPPANO
Published: November 2, 2012
IN late September, as workers applied joint compound to new office walls, hoodie-clad colleagues who had just met were working together on deadline. Film editors, code-writing interns and “edX fellows” — grad students and postdocs versed in online education — were translating videotaped lectures into MOOCs, or massive open online courses. As if anyone needed reminding, a row of aqua Post-its gave the dates the courses would “go live.”
The paint is barely dry, yet edX, the nonprofit start-up from Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has 370,000 students this fall in its first official courses. That’s nothing. Coursera, founded just last January, has reached more than 1.7 million — growing “faster than Facebook,” boasts Andrew Ng, on leave from Stanford to run his for-profit MOOC provider.
Call it the year of the mega-class.
Colleges and professors have rushed to try a new form of online teaching known as MOOC’s—short for “massive open online courses.” The courses raise questions about the future of teaching, the value of a degree, and the effect technology will have on how colleges operate. Struggling to make sense of it all? On this page you’ll find highlights from The Chronicle’s coverage of MOOC’s.
By Angela Chen
Image Courtesy of John Golden
Khan Academy has 150 million YouTube views, 320,000 subscribers, and major support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation—but that doesn’t mean the free online library of educational videos is perfect. It doesn’t even mean the site is especially effective, say two math professors at Grand Valley State University.
The professors, John Golden and David Coffey, have released a parody video calling out what they consider inaccuracies and poor teaching methods in the much-hyped project. They modeled their video on the TV show Mystery Science Theater 3000, the cult comedy in which characters made running commentaries on low-quality science-fiction movies.
Khan Academy Launches The Future of Computer Science Education -
It’s that time of year again, when college students scramble for textbooks, in the hopes they’ll have money left over for food and fun during the school year.
No longer does the campus bookstore have the monopoly on book sales. Students now have the option to buy their books elsewhere, often choosing to purchase used books online, or even rent textbooks from various sites. Some schools are even incorporating e-textbooks into their coursework.
- a key component of the new academic reforms which require 10 of a prospective student-athlete’s 16 required core courses to be completed by the beginning of their senior year of high school.
- “The No. 1 problem I can see is a lack of information,” Simon said. “What are the NCAA and its institutions doing to get into the big public schools, to get the word out at tournaments? They have to explain the urgency here. The second you graduate eighth grade, you have to be aware of your future.”
- “We could see sweeping ineligibilities across the board, with huge unintended consequences,” Simon said. “It could be a major disaster.”
- “The impact we can have is so real,” Colgan said. “When you think about a kid’s favorite basketball player explaining to him how he got to where he is, stressing the importance of academics — it’s an incredibly powerful message. ‘Look, this is why it’s worth the work.’
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In 2020, students may be able to travel to faraway continents, and attend a school halfway around the world.
Experts predict technology will facilitate distance learning outside of traditional classrooms, according to a surveypublished by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. In the study, 1,021 education experts and stakeholders including technology researchers, university directors, venture capitalists and Ivy League university professors, relayed their predictions about the future of higher education.
About 60% of respondents believe higher education will look completely different from the way it is today. While, 39% of participants think the traditional college structure will not change drastically aside from a deeper integration of in-classroom technology.
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“Students learn just as much in a course that’s taught partly online as they would in a traditional classroom, but such courses won’t reach their potential until they are both easier for faculty members to customize and more fun for students, according to a report released today.”