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Peer Certification via “Open Badges” Attracting Attention from MIT, Chronicle

The Chronicle of Higher Eduction takes a look at this rising popularity of “Open Badges” for certification.  MIT has been an active supporter, as well as the MacArthur Foundation, but according to the Chronicle, But the biggest push for badges … Continue reading

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Will Open Education Turn the Corner in 2012?

The “open revolution” in higher education — much anticipated in 2010 — finally began taking root in 2011.  Some observers, including Paul Stacey at BC have anointed 2011  “The Year of Open”: It’s not just publications, research, theses and other … Continue reading

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MIT Will Offer Certificates to Outside Students Who Take Its Online Courses – Technology – The Chronicle of Higher Education

MIT accelerates the online course arms race among elite universities.  Starting in spring 2012, students who participate in MIT’s free online courses will have the opportunity to receive a certificate of completion from MIT: Millions of learners have enjoyed the … Continue reading

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Free is Free: Popular Standford ComSci & Entrepreneurship Classes

With barricades blocking the registrar’s offices at UC Davis & Berkeley, online education may be the only way some of us get to class this spring.  Just in time, Stanford has put some of its most popular entrepreneurship classes online…for … Continue reading

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