An inside look at the latest phenomenon in online learning. In this special report, we look at the hype, the hope, and the details—and offer the voices of the pioneers, converts, skeptics, and the undecided.
Mad About MOOC's
Will massive open online courses save higher education, or endarger it?
5 ways edX could change education.
Four professors take four different approaches to MOOC's.
Andrew Ng, co-founder of Coursera, discusses its culture of innovation.
Ann Kirschner, an online pioneer, takes one of the new mega-courses.
Greg Graham worries that average students won't get the face-to-face contact they need.
The Virtual Classroom
A virtual degree program has been very good for the business school at UMass.
Some free online courses have developed huge followings abroad.
After enrolling in an online course, Catharine R. Stimpson's suspicion of a digital future runs "deeper than ever".
Glenn A. Hartz explains why he changed his mind about teaching online.
Thomas P. Seager and Evan Selinger conduct a cross-country teaching experiment.
Rick Ostrander, a Christian-college provost, prepares for the tsunami.
Mark David Milliron reflects on his first year as a chancellor of the new, online WGU Texas.
Kenneth A. Connor may never teach behind a podium again, but he's having a blast.
Holly A. Bell imagines the possibilities for online teaching if more senior professor get on board.
Thomas F. Gattiker and Scott E. Lowe wondered if using e-textbooks could help cut carbon emissions, and were surprised by their findings.
David Siegfried and Allyson Fauver offer advice from science programs that are successfully blogging, tweeting, and friending.