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Competency Based Education

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Will competency based education do away with the traditional credit hour?  Recently the federal government approved a liberal arts associate degree fully competency based program at Southern New Hampshire University and other locations.  Others explore how such a change may influence the traditions of 15 week semesters and three credit courses.  Colleges are beginning to…

MOOC Crashes

Monday, February 18th, 2013

As  MOOCs [Massive Open Online Courses] expand and are absorbed/developed at colleges and universities, inevitably technology will be challenged.  Early in February, a MOOC on how faculty can set up an online course crashed.  Courseera who had over 40,000 faculty enrolled, had to suspend the course after only 5 days. The explanation of a ‘design’ flaw in using Google Documents…

Privatizing Public Higher Education & Online Education

Friday, June 29th, 2012

The current debate about the role and use of online courses  was in part  prompted recently at the University of Virginia.  The events at UVA  asked who is in charge of public universities, the curriculum and what are its future directions.   Many  articles included a timeline and issues and archives of digital and print debate by the  UVA…

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