Most Read Education News of the Week: MOOC impacts, top schools and chat rooms
The holidays ended, and education news kicked back into gear this week. Breakdowns of the world's top universities and specific types of people that MOOCs are going to affect topped the reading charts. Find out what you need to know, along with an update on the U.S. fiscal deal's implications for higher ed and edX's Spring 2013 plans at the links below:
- The world's top 10 universities, according to Shanghai Jiao Tong University—Harvard grabs the top slot, with seven other American institutions making appearances.
- 4 types of people MOOCs will affect—As Coursera and edX evolve, will they replace traditional instruction, or just supplement established practices?
- Cuts to higher ed programs avoided with fiscal cliff deal—The last-minute deal also extends key higher ed tax provisions.
- Online chat rooms now connect colleges with curious high school students—Services such as CollegeWeekLive are finding ways to expedite answers about facilities and student life.
- EdX expands spring course offerings to include humanities and social sciences—The semester will also feature the first courses offered by UC-Berkeley since the school joined in July 2012.
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