During the flap between the state Office of Higher Education (OHE) and Coursera, the website offering Massive Open Online Courses, I had a quick talk with Coursera’s cofounder, Andrew Ng. You may remember that Coursera offers these free, noncredit Massive Open Online Courses — known as “MOOCs.” The company’s prestigious partner colleges and universities (such Read more

This week U.S. News & World Report released its first rankings of online programs — both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The magazine ranked schools overall and in three areas: faculty credentials and training; student engagement and assessment; and student services and technology. You can read more about the methodology here. As usual, take Read more

Community colleges trying to get a better share of the online degree market have a new tool to help them fight through the clutter: OnlineCommunityColleges.org. It’s the fledgling product of an online education consortium comprising American Association of Community Colleges member colleges, Community College Times reports. When it launches late this year, it should put Read more