- Bruce Chaloux, executive director of online education consulting firm Sloan Consortium, spoke to the Oklahoma Regents for Higher Education at a meeting Wednesday at Midwest City's Rose State College, telling them that Oklahoma's public colleges and universities are in a good position to integrate MOOCs into their existing model.
- The state's schools already have a variety of online programs, with some offering a selection of entire degree programs online.
- Western Oklahoma State College President Phillip Birdine said his school began offering its online degree programs as a way to stay viable in the increasingly competitive higher education market, but it limits those programs to courses that translate well in an online environment.
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Oklahoma's public colleges and universities are well placed to expand their online offerings, a higher education consultant said Wednesday. Bruce Chaloux, executive director of online education consulting firm Sloan Consortium, said the state isn't far from being able to develop online courses that are patterned after a new model that has gained attention recently. ...