MOOCs were as popular as ever with Education Dive readers this week, as Coursera's latest partner announcements and a look at how universities are getting ready for MOOCs both captured attention. Our own take on Google Glass uses in the classroom, as well as some continuing problems facing Common Core also showed up in the mix, though.
Have look at the links below to get caught up. They represent hottest new news items for readers over the past few days:
- 5 Google Glass uses in education: Sorry, you'll look goofy trying out any of these high-tech tricks in your classroom.
- MOOC provider Coursera announces 10 new partner institutions: The new partners are expected to primarily utilize Coursera as a blended learning tool on their own campuses.
- How are universities preparing for MOOCs?: The University of Minnesota relied heavily on technical assistance from the school's librarians.
- Funding for U.S. education drops for first time in 34 years: The decline is largely attributed to the Great Recession.
- Politicians in 9 states fight back against Common Core: The largely Republican opposition to the Common Core has surprised some prominent conservatives.
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