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October 2012

MOOC’s Ivy League for the Masses?… College Is Dead. Long Live College!

Can a new breed of online megacourses finally offer a college education to more people for less money? By Amanda Ripley | October 18, 2012 Computer-Generated Image by Richard Kolker for TIME On Sept. 17, the Pakistani government shut down access to YouTube. The purported reason was to block the anti-Muslim film trailer that was inciting …

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Education Technology Leader, 2tor, Changes Company Name to 2U

2tor, Inc., an online education technology company that partners with top-tier universities to offer rigorous, selective, online degree programs to students around the world, announced today that it is changing its name to 2U, Inc. The new name more accurately reflects the role the company plays in supporting and collaborating with its university partners.

Texas MOOCs for Credit?

By Steve Kolowich So far the universities partnering with edX and Coursera on massive open online courses (MOOCs) have focused on the ideal of lowering the barriers to elite courses. But edX’s newest partner, the University of Texas System, has more pragmatic ambitions. It wants to use them to get more students through college more …

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Pearson acquires EmbanetCompass

<< Blackboard CEO Resigns Pearson is announcing today the acquisition of EmbanetCompass from an investor group led by Technology Crossover Ventures and Knowledge Universe, for $650m in cash. Will Ethridge, CEO of Pearson North America, said, “The acquisition of EmbanetCompass extends Pearson’s investment in two areas where we see great opportunities for growth and impact—online …

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