High-definition views of Earth like this are now only a click away, thanks to new video cameras streaming live views from the International Space Station 24 hours a day. Credit: NASA Cloud watching, that
The dwarf galaxy Segue 1 has remained largely unchanged for billions of years. 3 Minute Read By Michael D. Lemonick, for National Geographic A tiny galaxy lying just beyond the edge of the Milky Way has
The digital revolution has officially hit America's classrooms. As school districts nationwide cut back on essentials, three quarters of them plan to expand their digital offerings over the next three
More than one-third – six million – of all students in higher education took at least one online course in the fall of 2011. Yet despite its growing popularity, online learning continues to be seen in
Luis von Ahn founded reCaptcha, which used captchas (spam-catching words you type in online) to digitize books and was acquired by Google in 2009 and before that founded an image recognition service ESP
MOOCs are opening up education to new solutions "The hype has a number of cool spin offs for learning researchers; it is bringing the power of open educational resources to the top of the agenda, by interesting
My name is David Newton, professor of business studies. I'm an online higher education tutor. Some of you may read that last sentence as a confession, rather than a simple statement of fact. Why? In my
The past few centuries have witnessed revolutions in virtually every area of our world – health, transport, communications and genomics, to name but a few. But not in education. Until now, that is, with
With the rising costs of college, many students find it difficult to obtain a quality, affordable education. In response, numerous higher education institutions are embracing online education as one way
What’s wrong with online learning companies like Udemy, Lynda and their ilk? According to a new company called Versal, it’s that their lectures are boring. Low-tech, even. “Existing courses are really
The world’s most prestigious universities have begun posting entire curricula on the Web—for free. Is there such a thing as a free higher-education lunch? I enrolled to find out I was not screwing around.
Have you always secretly wanted to spend your evenings writing symphonies, learning about teeth or analysing secret codes? Studying niche subjects has traditionally been for a niche group of students.
This week on-air and online, the tech team is exploring the sharing economy. You'll find the stories on this blog and aggregated at this link, and we would love to hear your questions about the topic.
Starting today, we're launching an investigation into the value of online education – stay with us and work out how it could fit into your life When American universities began offering Moocs – free online
The massive open online course (MOOC) movement continues to reach new heights. Worldwide, more than 10 million students have taken at least one MOOC -- to update their knowledge and learn new skills for
Professor Sugata Mitra's suggestion that children should be allowed to use the internet in exams has sparked a new level of debate about online learning. Speaking at a British Council debate last year,
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From technology to languages to career skills, the Schaumburg Township District Library (STDL) offers a wide range of free online learning opportunities for cardholders. Online classes can be taken from
What is your favorite online course (or site) to learn practical business skills and why? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised
The trouble with most videos, according to most experts, is that they don’t elicit a strong emotion and provide compelling reasons to share them. What a waste of energy. So let’s learn the secret to creating
U.S. news Editor's note: This story is one in a series on education issues featured at the 2013 Education Nation summit in New York City on Oct. 6-8. To learn more, please visit EducationNation.com. After