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Stanford Online courses from all parts of campus are reaching millions of learners globally

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BY CLIFTON B. PARKER Stanford’s online learning initiative is growing at a fast pace and the university is looking far beyond the MOOC at how to best educate students in the 21st century. A new report highlights accomplishments in 2013 and eyes the future of research-driven innovation. Online education is changing the way we learn, where we learn and how ... Read More »

International award for CDU’s online innovation

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Charles Darwin University has further affirmed its place as a world-leading online education provider after receiving two international awards for its innovative course on naturalist Charles Darwin and the unique biodiversity of northern Australia. CDU was recognised at the annual Blackboard Catalyst Awards for its first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) entitled “Charles Darwin, Evolution and Tropical Australia”, receiving a ... Read More »

Florida bill calls for MOOC accreditation, FIU weighs options

Florida law is now requiring universities to accredit massively open online courses, which are currently free and not for credit. Their purpose, according to the University, is to provide an “open learning experience” along with what FIU Online Dean Joyce Elam calls “a taste of some of the leading academic programs at FIU.” The University is now weighing options on ... Read More »

UAE releases list of accredited foreign online universities

The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research released a list of 105 accredited foreign online universities recommended for UAE students. Of those universities, 46 are in the United Kingdom, 34 in the United States, 20 in Australia, and five in New Zealand. Regulations governing the accreditation of distance and electronic learning define online education as the use of modern ... Read More »

India’s virtually challenged universities

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Students the world over complain about the expense of higher education and how difficult it is to get into a college or university of their choice. Everyone desires to get into the best institution since that is perceived to be, if not a guarantee to a good job, at least a way to smoothen one’s chances. The US is facing ... Read More »

Al Khaleej University ranked amongst the top 3 online universities

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Using criteria pertaining to global standards of quality with regard to education management, Al Khaleej has been ranked as the highest performer. Al Khaleej University has recently been ranked amongst the top 3 online universities to make positive contributions to the education sector in the entire MENA region. A survey conducted by a conglomerate of international accreditation agencies stationed around ... Read More »

Setting an online example in educating women

By Lisa L. Martin and Barbara F. Walter The United States is leading a revolution in higher education. With the advent of massive open online courses, or MOOCs, U.S. universities will be increasingly exporting hundreds of college-level classes every year to the rest of the world. The implications of this are huge. At the least, students in every country with ... Read More »

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