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MOOCs for Credit

Coursera, the largest provider of massive open online courses (MOOCs), has entered into a contract to license several of the courses it has built with its university partners to Antioch University, which would offer versions of the MOOCs for credit as part of a bachelor’s degree program.

 

Texas’ top 10 College entry rule can be foiled by reality

A law that guarantees college admission to those in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class was designed to ensure that students in Texas get a shot at the same education, regardless of race.

Arctic thaw will release 850 billion tonnes carbon, says latest study

Global warming just spun more out of control than thought. As much as 44 billion tons of nitrogen and 850 billion tons of carbon stored in the frozen wastes of Arctic could be released