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The digital revolution is changing higher education. Head image via www.

The end of college? Or a new beginning?

Kevin Carey’s new book, The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere, envisions a future in which good education will be available to everyone everywhere.
Beyond Silicon Valley MOOC Meet-Up, Athens, Greece, June 11, 2014. Yiorgis Yerolympos

MOOCs and meetups together make for better learning

Everyday, thousands of students around the world perch themselves in front of computer screens in homes, libraries, coffee shops, and Internet cafes to take a massive open online course (MOOC). It’s no…
Verifying student identity, including during online tests, has always been a major stumbling block for Massive Open Online Courses. University of Maryland

Online course host Coursera to ID students using typing style

Online course host Coursera will verify the identities of participating students using web cams and technology that can fingerprint an individual’s unique typing style under a pilot project announced this…
Credit for study done via massive open online courses is available in the US. mcwetboy/Flickr

Credit for MOOCs presents challenges in Australia

Major barriers still stand in the way of Australian universities giving students credit for completing Massive Open Online Courses say local analysts, despite Coursera signing up Los Angeles-based Antioch…
UWA has joined the growing MOOCs movement. David Fisher

UWA to offer open online, mobile courses

The University of Western Australia will offer three free online courses early next year, including one on Australian studies, as it joins the MOOCs movement taking hold around the world. The university…
Google has attracted 20 million users in its race to capture the education sector. AAP

Google winning race to capture education market

After six years targeting the education sector, Google says it has more than 20 million students, faculty and staff around the world using Google Apps for Education. The search engine giant made the announcement…
Universities around the world are gearing up to make it easier for students to learn from home, for free. Matthew Gilbert

Melbourne Uni signs on to Coursera with others expected to follow

Melbourne University has become the first Australian university to join the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) provider Coursera. Coursera offers free study subjects to anyone with internet access, with…

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