Category Archives: Openness

MOOCs and Academic Exchanges Now Allowed for Iranian Students

One development covered here at e-Literate this year has been the US State Department and Treasury Department forcing the MOOC providers to block access for students in Iran, Sudan, Cuba and Syria. Kris Olds has also provided excellent coverage as … Continue reading

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2U’s Upcoming IPO: Filing estimates $533 million company value

One month ago 2U filed its registration for an IPO in 2014. 2U is an online service provider that helps traditional universities develop fully-online programs, currently based on 9 customers at the master’s level (see here for summary of revenue … Continue reading

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WCET Post on Distance Education Misconceptions

It is gratifying to see WCET pick up the mantle with their analysis of distance learning based on the new IPEDS data. They have several posts up already, and today’s post is quite good and important. If only more people jumping … Continue reading

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Major Change at UF Online: Exec director abruptly resigns

I wrote a post several weeks ago about UF Online, partially based on a phone interview with the executive director Betty Phillips. Several weeks ago the University of Florida Online program opened for the Spring 2014 semester, accepting 600 transfer students, and … Continue reading

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edX forced to block access to students in Cuba, Iran and Sudan

In late January I wrote here and here about the US Treasury Department, through the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), blocking access to Coursera courses by students in Syria, Cuba, Iran and Sudan (also see Kris Olds article here and … Continue reading

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