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  • The University Is Ripe for Replacement; Higher education is now enemy-occupied territory.

    09/09/2018 12:06:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/09/2018 | David Solway
    "Education is a weapon the effect of which is determined by the hands which wield it, by who is to be struck down." -- Stalin, interview with H.G. Wells Beginning in early K-12 and continuing to the highest levels of university education, Leftist indoctrination is the gravest dilemma that afflicts education in North America, rendering it perhaps the most powerful instrument of anti-Western bias and socialist propaganda of the modern era. Here my concern is with the abandonment of genuine scholarship, fact-based historical research, familiarity with the “Great Books” and the development of critical thinking habits, particularly in the humanities...
  • This $7,000 Online Master's Degree Is Scaring Colleges

    08/30/2013 7:43:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 113 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/29/2013 | MITCHELL D. WEISS
    The Georgia Institute of Technology rocked the higher education world when it announced plans to offer a fully online master’s degree in computer science for roughly one-seventh the price of its on-campus equivalent – less than $7,000. The project is powered by a joint venture with Udacity, an online higher-education course provider that stands to earn 40 percent of the tuition revenues. The AT&T Corporation, which is providing two-thirds of the estimated ramp-up costs, expects to funnel existing employees through the program and recruit new ones at the back-end of it. Reaction to the news has been mixed. Online education...
  • Online Courses Have Reached A Turning Point That Should Scare Bricks and Mortar Colleges

    06/28/2013 11:05:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/28/2013 | Max Nisen
    Colleges around the country should be worried. The quality of online courses is catching up fast. Depending on whom you talk to, massively open online courses (MOOCs) will upend and democratize higher education, or are half-baked approximations of lectures that can never equal the classroom. Kevin Carey, the director of the Education Policy Program at the New America Foundation put it to the test, spending four months taking two MOOCs, from start to finish. One, a Coursera Introduction to Philosophy was everything critics dislike, he says. Too brief, and with none of the problem sets, essays, or tests that make...
  • Top US universities put their reputations online

    06/21/2012 7:33:23 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 43 replies
    BBC ^ | June 20, 2012 | Sean Coughlan
    This autumn more than a million students are going to take part in an experiment that could re-invent the landscape of higher education. Some of the biggest powerhouses in US higher education are offering online courses - testing how their expertise and scholarship can be brought to a global audience. Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have formed a $60m (Ł38m) alliance to launch edX, a platform to deliver courses online - with the modest ambition of "revolutionising education around the world". Sounding like a piece of secret military hardware, edX will provide online interactive courses which can be...
  • How Do Credentials Change as Education Goes Online? Stanford and Khan Academy Respond.(Video)

    06/01/2012 1:05:59 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 4 replies ^ | 5/31/2012 | Liz Gannes
    Stanford President John Hennessy and Khan Academy founder Salman Khan are coming at online education from very different angles — one is an elite institution being shaken up by experiments, the other is a widely loved upstart that’s increasingly being used in traditional schools. In conversation with Walt Mossberg at D10, Hennessy and Khan talked about the future of the education credential; the opportunities for “flipped classroom”-style education, where class time is spent on collaboration, tutoring and projects; the move away from lectures and toward social media; and the opportunity to provide practical education for kids in a sort of...
  • MIT and Harvard announce edX

    05/02/2012 1:22:23 PM PDT · by iowamark · 4 replies
    MIT ^ | May 2, 2012 | MIT News Office
    Joint partnership builds on MITx and Harvard distance learning; aims to benefit campus-based education and beyond. Harvard University and MIT today announced edX, a transformational new partnership in online education. Through edX, the two institutions will collaborate to enhance campus-based teaching and learning and build a global community of online learners. EdX will build on both universities’ experience in offering online instructional content. The technological platform recently established by MITx, which will serve as the foundation for the new learning system, was designed to offer online versions of MIT courses featuring video lesson segments, embedded quizzes, immediate feedback, student-ranked questions...
  • Onward Christian Schools Online

    06/24/2010 6:20:30 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 2+ views
    AIA-FL Blog ^ | June 24, 2010 | Deborah Lambert
    Onward Christian Schools Online Deborah Lambert, June 24, 2010 In the highly competitive online environment where everyone is seeking to develop a niche market, Christian colleges appear to be gaining ground, according to Education News. Schools like Grand Canyon University, forced to reinvent itself or go bankrupt a few years ago, went from 3,500 enrolled students in a traditional setting to 36,000 in its current online environment. And 90 percent of its students are “distance learners.” Mid-Christian University recruited some brains behind the online giant University of Phoenix to develop an aggressive five-year strategy they hope will quadruple the size...
  • Study Finds That Online Education Beats the Classroom

    08/19/2009 12:32:44 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 16 replies · 1,249+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 19, 2009 | Steve Lohr
    A recent 93-page report on online education, conducted by SRI International for the Department of Education, has a starchy academic title, but a most intriguing conclusion: “On average, students in online learning conditions performed better than those receiving face-to-face instruction.” The report examined the comparative research on online versus traditional classroom teaching from 1996 to 2008. Some of it was in K-12 settings, but most of the comparative studies were done in colleges and adult continuing-education programs of various kinds, from medical training to the military. Over the 12-year span, the report found 99 studies in which there were quantitative...
  • Lose the tedium in class (Online Classes and Podcasts to Replace Marxist Professors?)

    07/31/2009 1:58:59 PM PDT · by GOPGuide · 8 replies · 1,045+ views
    AJC ^ | July 27, 2009 | AJC
    In urging professors at Southern Methodist University to “teach naked,” José A. Bowen is not suggesting they doff their pants. Instead, SMU’s dean of the Meadow School of the Arts is asking teachers to shed classroom computers, tedious PowerPoints and long-winded lectures. Nor should his decision to strip computers from SMU classrooms be considered evidence of a lunatic anti-technology bias. A jazz musician by training, Bowen is a longtime champion of smart technology on campus, penning a compelling article on the topic for the National Teaching & Learning Forum ( Last week, Bowen revisited the theme in an interview with...
  • Hey! Let’s all go to MIT!

    05/21/2008 5:11:50 PM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 15 replies · 84+ views
    Dark Skies Blog ^ | 5/21/2008 | Dark Skies
    Hey! Let’s all go to MIT!I should have gone to MIT. OK, I shouldn’t have done the pub crawl the night before the SAT’s…and I might have focused on my grades a little more. But never mind that. Our time has come. MIT is now free and many of its lectures are on the internet. Well, sort of. Check out this link to I listened to two physics lectures last week (video lectures) by Professor Walter Lewin. Here’s the link to Prof Lewin’s first lecture (LINK HERE)…I even understood what he was saying. Friends of mine will remember when...
  • How to go to M.I.T. for free

    01/15/2007 3:52:44 AM PST · by bad company · 59 replies · 2,240+ views ^ | Thu Jan 4 | Gregory M. Lamb
    By the end of this year, the contents of all 1,800 courses taught at one of the world's most prestigious universities will be available online to anyone in the world, anywhere in the world. Learners won't have to register for the classes, and everyone is accepted. The cost? It's all free of charge. The OpenCourseWare movement, begun at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2002
  • Online Education

    06/21/2006 5:56:34 PM PDT · by G. Stolyarov II · 3 replies · 254+ views
    TheBizofKnowledge ^ | June 16, 2006 | Dr. Bill Belew
    Enrollments in online courses are increasing 10 times faster than traditional enrollments. Let's see, every time someone visits a campus, takes a tour, visits a book store, eats in a cafeteria, looks at an empty gym or stadium, and then sits with a counselor for an hour or so, and then finally signs the enrollment form...10 people sign up online! Uh...gee...I wonder ...If I were a school, where should I apply my time and effort? Hard question. Schools like Arizona State University expect enrollment in at least one online course to soar from 15,000 to 100,000 within the next five...
  • eCollege and National University to Continue Their Relationship

    06/20/2006 6:43:51 PM PDT · by G. Stolyarov II · 196+ views
    TheBizofKnowledge ^ | June 15, 2006 | Dr. Bill Belew
    eCollege provides value-added information services to the post-secondary and K-12 industries. Its customers include publicly traded fopros, community colleges, public and private universities, school districts, and state departments of education. Its mission is to help increase new enrollments and increase student retention. National University is my alma mater. It includes National University, National Polytechnic College of Engineering and Oceaneering, Spectrum Pacific Learning Company LLC, National University Virtual High School, California Medical Institute, National University International, and National University Institute. Whew! That's a lot. eCollege is committed to excellent customer service and partnership and unparalleled product division. NU is is committed...