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The Brian Lehrer Show

Following Up: Online Learning

Friday, January 04, 2013

Jeffrey R. Young, tech editor and author of the Wired Campus blog at the Chronicle of Higher Education, follows up on a call from a professor we got last week about the explosion of online learning in America.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Salman Khan Reimagines Education

Friday, November 23, 2012

Salman Khan, founder of the Khan Academy and author of the new book The One World School House: Education Reimagined, presents his vision for the future of education.

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Schoolbook

Common Core Standards Boon to E-Learning Industry

Friday, August 03, 2012

Educational Web sites for students and teachers are thriving as more states, including New York, adopt the Common Core curriculum and move toward a somewhat more unified system of teaching and testing. E-learning companies see the standards as a great opportunity, but some warn that it is another way of bringing the private sector into public education.

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The Takeaway

Is the Future of Higher Education Online?

Thursday, February 16, 2012

President Obama began his 2012 presidential campaign last month with a stop at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where he addressed young, swing-state voters about the need for affordable higher education in the coming decades. The question that remains is how can public universities keep tuition costs down in a depressed economy. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology might have an answer. This spring, MIT announced the launch of MITx, an online learning platform that offers MIT classes for free.

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Schoolbook

Online Learning? Choice, Yes. But a Good One?

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

After several months of reporting on K12, a publicly traded company that manages online learning programs, "a portrait emerges of a company that tries to squeeze profits from public school dollars by raising enrollment, increasing teacher workload and lowering standards," The New York Times reports.

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