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October 16, 2012

Texas MOOCs for Credit?

By Steve Kolowich So far the universities partnering with edX and Coursera on massive open online courses (MOOCs) have focused on the ideal of lowering the barriers to elite courses. But edX’s newest partner, the University of Texas System, has more pragmatic ambitions. It wants to use them to get more students through college more

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Pearson acquires EmbanetCompass

<< Blackboard CEO Resigns Pearson is announcing today the acquisition of EmbanetCompass from an investor group led by Technology Crossover Ventures and Knowledge Universe, for $650m in cash. Will Ethridge, CEO of Pearson North America, said, “The acquisition of EmbanetCompass extends Pearson’s investment in two areas where we see great opportunities for growth and impact—online

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