Tag: coursera

by Julie Keck

1. The Washington Post partners with student newspapers at UMD, Columbia (Nick Massella / FishBowl DC) 2. Online MOOC courses deliver Ebola health advice (Sean Coughlan / BBC News) 3. Oculus Rift virtual-reality system weighed by higher education institutions (Benjamin Herold / Education Week) 4. Michigan State launches food MOOC portal with EdCast (Roger Riddell [...] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

1. How journalism schools are trying to connect classroom to newsroom (Jon Marcus / Neiman Lab) 2. Coursera chief: Reach of teaching will define great universities (Steve Kolowich / The Chronicle of Higher Education) 3. Open-access journal underdogs take on aging academic publications (D. Frank Smith / EdTech Higher Education) 4. Opinion: Why we are [...] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

1. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt chief content officer: We should ban “digital” learning (Mary Cullinane / EdSurge) 2. Teaching adolescents how to evaluate the quality of online information (Julie Coiro / Edutopia) 3. After discontinuing Semester Online, Northwestern alters online education goals (Cat Zakrzewski / Daily Northwestern) 4. Harry Potter fans made a MOOC for Hogwarts, [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Willow Bay to lead journalism school at USC Annenberg (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 2. Columbia’s Year Zero, aiming to give journalists data literacy, now called the Lede Program (Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab) 3. USC is offering a Google Glass course for journalism (Kurt Wagner / Mashable) 4. Ex-Yale president to head Coursera MOOC [...] more »

by Claire Groden

This week, in honor of MediaShift’s launch of EducationShift, we’re turning our gaze to one of the biggest issues in higher education: digital disruption — with the advent of online education, e-learning and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). If the New York Times called 2012 “The Year of the MOOC,” then two years later, it’s [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. State Dept. blocks access to MOOCs in countries with economic sanctions (Carl Straumsheim / Inside Higher Ed) 2. Are journalists being ‘intellectually outgunned’ when it comes to data? (Alastair Reid / Journalism.co.uk) 3. Teaching the essential skills of the mobile classroom (Beth Holland / Edutopia) 4. The tricky task of figuring out what makes [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Texas A&M brings back journalism major with print focus, digital awareness (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 2. How MOOCs can be free and profitable at the same time (John Swope / EdTech Magazine) 3. EdTech’s biggest challenges, according to Khan Academy & Coursera founders (Lauren Hepler / Silicon Valley Business Journal) 4. To measure a [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. J-school prof on leave after inflammatory tweet about Navy shootings (Associated Press / Washington Post) 2. Mini MOOC minors (Carl Straumsheim / Inside Higher Ed) 3. Missouri j-school to seek drone permit (Associated Press / KSDK) 4. High-profile MOOC prof dumps Coursera (Eliana Dockterman / TIME) 5. Why colleges are taking a hybrid approach [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Study: More than 25 percent of journalism grads wish they had chosen a different career (Poynter) 2. Female founders continue to rock edtech (Forbes) 3. Virtual schools in the hot seat (EdSurge) 4. WAN optimization helps schools manage mobile bandwidth (EdTech Magazine) 5. MOOC mania meets the sober reality of education (Huffington Post)   [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Coursera partners with 10 US universities to bring MOOCs into their classrooms (The Next Web) 2. 6 technology challenges facing education (The Journal) 3. Stanford software engineering MOOC aims at future startup CEOs (Stanford News) 4. Learnist expanding to accomodate non-education users (GigaOm) 5. Edtech, privatization and plunder (Information Week) Get our newsletters delivered straight to your inbox. more »