Industry News & Notes

What’s the value of a MOOC credential?


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The emergence and implications of Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) has recently become a hot topic in the distance education field. An article penned by the staff at Reuters brings up several key points in the consideration of MOOCs and their value for online learners. Perhaps one of the most important of these contentions regards… continue reading »

The 1-minute guide to MOOCs


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Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, are the the hot topic in the education world right now. There are new articles on this new educational model every day and people are still trying to figure out exactly what to think about them. Today we discovered a great article that explains this new educational phenomenon quickly… continue reading »

Thomas Edison State College alum pens book about online learning


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ProctorU recently caught up with the author of “The Nontaditional College Student” Libby Hancock, a recent graduate of Thomas Edison State College who wrote about her online college experience and using ProctorU. ProctorU Media Coordinator Franklin Hayes (FH): Can you briefly describe your path to a college degree and why you chose to use the methods… continue reading »

Minnesota bans free online courses


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Free online college classes are getting headlines once again this week. Recently the state of Minnesota moved to ban Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, like Coursera. According to a recent article, Coursera amended their website informing students that their courses would not be available in Minnesota due to a law requiring the state’s authorization…. continue reading »

American College of Healthcare Sciences Approved to Participate in Title IV Federal Student Aid Programs


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ProctorU partner institution American College of Healthcare Sciences announced recently that the school has been approved for Title IV funding by the U.S. Department of Education. This means the school can offer federal financial aid to students in its  online Associate of Applied Science in Complementary Alternative Medicine degree program. This includes Pell Grants, the… continue reading »

ProctorU to present at webinar with Questionmark


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ProctorU is proud to be a part of a webinar hosted by our partner, Questionmark on Oct. 18 at 1 p.m. Eastern time. The webinar is titled “Secure Monitoring of High-Stakes Tests: A New Webinar” and you can visit this website to register for the event. Here’s the webinar description from Questionmark: Innovative technologies make… continue reading »

Report analyzes the last 100 years of distance education


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Today the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published a great article about the last 100 years of distance education. Among the interesting stats quoted are the figures showing the tremendous growth in online learning over the last couple of decades. However, the article is somewhat incomplete without a mention of academic integrity and exam proctoring. The growth… continue reading »