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June 22, 2015

Three Questions For The ASU/edX Global Freshman Academy Online Program
In April, Arizona State University and edX announced a first-of-its-kind program that will have important repercussions for the future of higher education. The Global Freshman Academy (GFA) will allow

November 19, 2014

Are MOOCs the future of education?
Fareed speaks with Stuart Butler, a Brookings scholar, who's written extensively on massive open online courses, or so-called MOOCs, and Anant Agarwal, who runs edX, a MOOC outfit founded by two brick

September 30, 2014

Will Executives Get on the MOOC Train, Too?
Companies are expressing growing interest in using massive, open, online courses in their corporate training initiatives for rank-and-file workers, the Journal reports today. But winning over executiv

September 25, 2014

Why Free Online Classes Are Still the Future of Education
The MOOC was The Next Big Thing—and then it was written off for dead. But for Anant Agarwal, one of the founding fathers of this online reboot of university education, it’s only just getting started.

August 23, 2014

Can online courses replace a campus education?
Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, that anyone can take from anywhere in the world, are the future of higher education or the vehicle of its demise, depending on your perspective. Hari Sreenivasan

July 28, 2014

MOOCs Are No Longer A Cultural Export Of The West
At a recent event at the United Nations about education accessibility in the developing world, Anant Agarwal, CEO of the open-source online-learning platform edX and a former MIT computer scientist, heard one word too much for his liking.

June 11, 2014

How The Digital Classroom is Reinventing Learning
Want to take classes from top professors at schools like Harvard and MIT without the commute - and better yet, without the tuition?

April 21, 2014

Are College Campuses Obsolete?
On one recent night, the Intelligence Squared U.S. debate series put forth a motion on Columbia University’s campus: “More Clicks, Fewer Bricks: The Lecture Hall Is Obsolete.”

April 21, 2014

The Student Becomes the Teacher 1.3k 366 5 What MIT learned from a Mongolian teenager who aced a MOOC.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Over the past year, a boy genius from Mongolia has been schooling MIT on how to improve the elite institution’s free online courses. When he was just 15, the Mongolian wunderkind Bat

March 5, 2014

This summer, you can learn Linux free & online from Harvard & MIT
Want to learn Linux? The Linux Foundation announced today that it will be offering its $2,400 “Introduction to Linux” course for free through edX, the Harvard/MIT online learning platform.