With abysmal completion rates, colleges move to improve approach to MOOCs
Some institutions are beginning to incorporate social media and live interaction to promote student engagement in online courses.
edX adds new Professional Certificate program for career advancement
The Professional Certificate program is a series of courses offered by top universities and companies to help people enhance their skills in fields like virtual reality.
Harvard taps its medical school to offer expanded online program
Harvard's introduction of HMX Fundamentals offers access to non-university students who want to increase their medical and health care knowledge.
MOOC provider edX expands MicroMasters graduate-level offerings
The massive open online course provider adds Boston University, University of Pennsylvania, University of California San Diego and others to masters lineup.
HarvardX rolls out new adaptive learning feature in online course
Students in MOOC adaptive learning experiment scored nearly 20 percent better than students using more traditional learning approaches.
edX launches new MicroMasters program for graduate-level education
The massive open online course platform, founded by Harvard and MIT, is offering an accessible path to a master's degree.
Sharks make debut on Cornell online course
Sharks will be the focus of a new Cornell University massive open online course during the Discovery Channel's week devoted to the feared fish.
USAID-sponsored online courses to power developing countries
USAID and online education company CourseTalk are slated to announce a .55 million effort to offer the courses in South Africa, Colombia and the Philippines.
D.C. author says future of college will be online
Author Kevin Carey argues in his book that students from around the world will be able to enroll in virtual schools that are free and have an open admissions process.