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MOOC Backlash
MOOC Backlash
Just How Important Are MOOCs?

The debate over MOOCs has quickly become polarized between defenders of the old higher-ed order on one side, and futurists predicting a total transformation of theindustry on the other. (As regular readers will know, we’ve tilted more toward the latter group, though we admit that the technology has seen some setbacks in recent months.) Over at The American, however, an excellent new piece by Edward Tenner threads the needle between these two views; positing MOOCs as both less dangerous and less transformative than either their critics and admirers claim.

MOOC Backlash
NYT: Higher-Ed Revolution Still On Course

MOOC critics have been making hay over some studies and interviews suggesting that the movement may be losing steam. But despite some setbacks, “blended” MOOCs that mix online courses with in-class instruction are still on course to transform higher-ed.

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Putin's Patronage

The rebound of Russia’s largest oil company appears to be a major success story, but the truth is more complicated.

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Jason Willick on the inadequacy of the donor class vision for the Republican Party.

Regulate Don't Kill

Trying to apply blue model thinking to post-blue problems is foolish.

A New Cud to Chew

Feeding cows seaweed could cut out 99 percent of their methane emissions.

Trouble in Brussels

After threatening Putin with new sanctions over Syria, European leaders discover they lack the political will to deliver.

The United States is now going to have to figure out how to help Venezuela avoid completely melting down, with the Venezuelan strongman still at the helm.

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