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The Push for Online Education

A University’s Offer of Credit for a MOOC Gets No Takers | Steve Kolowich | The Chronicle of Higher Education

A Plea for Close Learning | Scott Newstok | Inside Higher Ed

The MOOC Racket | Jonathan Rees | Slate Magazine

The New MOOC Strategy: Rise of the Higher Ed Empires | Geoff Shullenberger | Dissent Magazine

Higher education: The attack of the MOOCs | The Economist

California looks at MOOCs in online push |Paul Fain | Inside Higher Ed

A MOOC Star Defects, at Least for Now | Marc Parry | The Chronicle of Higher Education

Why Professors at San Jose State Won’t Use a Harvard Professor’s MOOC | Steve Kolowich | The Chronicle of Higher Education

Let Them Eat MOOCs | Gianpiero Petriglieri | Harvard Business Review

Against CA SB520 -Automatic MOOC Transfer Credit | Austin Smith | Education for Democracy: Non scholae sed vitae discimus

Grading the MOOC University | AJ Jacobs | NYTimes.com

It’s MOOAs, Not MOOCs, That Will Transform Higher Education | Laurie Essig | The Chronicle of Higher Education

Major Players in the MOOC Universe | The Chronicle of Higher Education

UC Faculty Opposition to SB520 — Automatic MOOC transfer credit | MoveOn Petitions

Forget MOOCs–Let’s Use MOOA | Benjamin Ginsberg | Minding the Campus

MOOCs Viable for Community Colleges, Officials Say | Ronald Roach | Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Online classes can be enlightening, edifying, and engaging — but they’re not college | Maria Bustillos | The Verge

You can stop worrying about MOOCs now | The Ed Techie

San Jose State suspends Udacity online classes after students fail final exams | Will Oremus | Slate

Is Online Education Widening the Digital Divide? | Charla Bear | MindShift

U.S. News Data: Online Education Isn’t Always Cheap | Devon Haynie | US News and World Report

Online Education in California Public Higher Education | Academe Blog

UC Irvine professor stops teaching online course in dispute | Larry Gordon | Los Angeles Times

Online remedial classes get an A for effort but need work | Carla Rivera | LATimes.com

Online education bill passes in state Senate despite opposition | Chris Yoder | The Daily Californian

Online college course experiment reveals hidden costs | Katy Murphy | ContraCostaTimes.com

An Open Letter From San Jose State U.’s Philosophy Department | The Chronicle of Higher Education

Profit or Progress? | Carl Straumsheim | Inside Higher Ed

Free to Profit: Coarsera Begins to Make Money | Ry Rivard | Inside Higher Ed

Coursera Adds $20 Million in Venture Capital Funding | Inside Higher Ed

Mountain View’s Coursera strikes huge online-education deal with state university systems | Justin Pope | San Jose Mercury News

Design Within Retch: The University of California Thinks We’re Too Dumb to Appreciate its Logo | Joe Eskenazi | SF Weekly

MOOCs as Neocolonialism: Who Controls Knowledge? | Philip Altbach | The Chronicle of Higher Education

Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2013: MOOCs and Anti-MOOCs | Audrey Watters | Hack Education

A California plan for a no teaching, just tests college | Los Angeles Times

Amended Steinberg is Still Privatization | Michael Meranze | Remaking the University

United Opposition: California academic leaders oppose outsourcing plan | Ry Rivard | Inside Higher Ed

California State University: Going 4.0 | Catherine Dunn | Corporate Counsel

Re:Booting CA Higher Education – Presentation Transcript | Phil Hill | e-Literate

Proudly Public: Standing with California’s Faculty | STEM Equity

Under California Bill, Faculty-Free Colleges Would Award Exam-Based Degrees – Government | Allie Bidwell | The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Shallowness of Techno-Libertarian Education | Patrick St. John | For Student Power

Venture Capital’s Massive, Terrible Idea For The Future Of College | Maria Bustillos | The Awl

Will the Academic Senate Defend Faculty Authority or not? | Michael Meranze | Remaking the University

Harvard-for-Free Meets Resistance As Professors See Threat | John Hechinger & Michael McDonald | Businessweek

Booz Allen and Online Surveillance…I Mean Education | Occupy Education Press

Privatizing UC Instruction | Whitney Phaneuf | East Bay Express

University of California: Academic Senate approves open access policy | UC Newsroom

The Gates Effect | Marc Parry, Kelly Field, & Beckie Supiano | The Chronicle of Higher Education

Students explore an entrepreneurial alternative to higher ed with Enstitute  | PBS Newshour


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