Grading as the New Battlefield

April 5, 2013 | Blog

This guest post is authored by R. Thomas, a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Grading might not be…

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The MOOC Industrial Complex (Part II)

April 4, 2013 | Blog

About a month ago I began writing about the MOOC Industrial Complex.  As expected, it’s growing rapidly.  Today’s NY Times…

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Those Selfish PhD Candidates

April 3, 2013 | Blog

One of the most stunning moments in the recent Ed Talks Wisconsin came towards the end of a Friday night…

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How to Evaluate a MOOC

February 27, 2013 | Blog

Since we’re already doggie-paddling around the deep-end of the MOOC phenomenon, it seems high time to begin thinking about how…

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Performance Funding, MOOCs, and Public/ Private Distinctions

February 21, 2013 | Blog

The discourse around higher education on two key topics– MOOCs and performance funding– is unfortunately trending toward a generic approach…

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The Illusory Appeal of the UW-Madison MOOCs

February 21, 2013 | Blog

It was only a matter of time.  The anticipation was palpable when a group of about 50 concerned faculty, students, and…

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The Higher Education Lobby Comes to UW-Madison

February 9, 2013 | Blog

This morning, the UW System Board of Regents heard from a prominent speaker: Molly Corbett Broad, President of the American…

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