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Rabbis teach Christians in new online learning courses

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Article from The Times of Israel: A new group is trying to turn rabbis into internet video stars in order to help Christians learn more about the roots of their religion and Judaism. The for-profit company, called Root Source, aims to fill a gap for Christians who are looking to deepen their knowledge of the Bible and [...]

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Insead brings online learning to customised courses

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Article from Financial Times: Mortar board Insead has become the latest top-notch business schools to move into online learning, but as befits the business school with the largest full-time MBA programme in the world, it is doing so at scale. According to Peter Zemsky, deputy dean at Insead and dean for strategic initiatives and innovation, [...]

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Notre Dame to launch free online courses

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Article from South Bend Tribune: SOUTH BEND — The University of Notre Dame is launching several online non-credit courses that will be available for free to anyone in the world. The classes are called MOOCs — short for massive open online courses — and they’re a hot development in higher education. Many colleges, including Indiana [...]

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LI colleges, universities boost online courses

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Article from Newsday: Originally published: August 23, 2014 6:01 PMUpdated: August 23, 2014 9:26 PMBy JOIE TYRRELL  joie.tyrrell@newsday.com Adelphi students work in the new digitized classroom at the school’s Swirbul library, Saturday, Aug 16, 2014. The room was designed to improve online learning on campus as well as to blend traditional learning methods with the [...]

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Online courses and degree programs becoming more popular at UW-L

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Article from WEAU: Click Here to access the online Public Inspection File Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station’s FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC’s online public file system should be directed to the FCC at [...]

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Harvard goes all in for online courses – Boston Globe

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Article from Harvard goes all in for online courses – Boston Globe: CAMBRIDGE — The discussion between two Harvard historians one recent morning was a little bit Ivory Tower, a little bit Hollywood. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich and Andrew Gordon, both preparing to teach a new breed of free online classes, met in the iconic Widener [...]

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How online courses boost college completion but lower actual learning ( in 3 …

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Article from VentureBeat: The availability of online learning is doing some really strange things to California’s community college students: It’s dramatically increasing their persistence to a degree, but it’s lowering how often they finish each course with a passing grade. “In every academic subject area, students are less likely to succeed in online than in [...]

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Online courses offer alternative learning but require skilled students

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University of California’s Napolitano joins skeptics over online courses

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Article from Reuters: By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, California Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:10pm EDT SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) – University of California President Janet Napolitano on Monday joined a growing chorus of higher education leaders who have expressed skepticism about the use and cost-effectiveness of courses that are offered online. Napolitano’s remarks at a Sacramento luncheon [...]

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Professors see varying success in online courses

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Article from Daily Californian: As the semester progressed, UC Berkeley lecturer Dan Garcia noticed one group of students falling behind: those taking his course without ever setting foot on campus. Of the 320 students enrolled in “The Beauty and Joy of Computing,” the 60 students taking the course online consistently underperformed compared to the in-class [...]

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