As MOOC Debate Simmers at San Jose State, American U. Calls a Halt – Technology – The Chronicle of Higher Education

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May 9, 2013

As MOOC Debate Simmers at San Jose State, American U. Calls a Halt

By Steve Kolowich

In the latest salvo in a debate over MOOCs that has drawn national attention, the San Jose State University chapter of the California Faculty Association has thrown its weight behind recent criticisms of the university’s partnerships with outside providers of massive open online courses—specifically, edX and Udacity.

Meantime, on the opposite side of the country, American University has announced a “moratorium on MOOCs.”

via As MOOC Debate Simmers at San Jose State, American U. Calls a Halt – Technology – The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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