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How ‘Open’ Are MOOCs?

MOOCs are on the tip of everyone’s tongue here at the annual Educause meeting, presumably because of their scale and the technologies their recent champions have built to support that scale.

Measuring Engagement (With Books)

It has never been too hard to spot the student in class who didn’t do the assigned reading -- she’s usually the one in the back, not raising her hand, and avoiding eye contact in hopes of not being called on.

Try, Try Again

George Mason University’s Board of Visitors has authorized the university to move forward in establishing a campus in Songdo, South Korea.

Fleeing From ‘Free’

Flat World Knowledge blazed a trail several years ago by publishing free versions of its independently produced textbooks, in the process becoming a hero to student advocates and many in the open educational resources movement.