The Great Recession spurred groundbreaking innovation in education, including a boom in online learning. Massive, open, online classes, or MOOCs, are reaching beyond campuses and creating classes for the masses.
Aug. 25, 2016 Peer pressure is a proven social motivator. Researchers probed this decidedly human attribute and found that not only is virtual pressure from a computer-simulated peer just as motivating as the real ... read more
Aug. 25, 2016 A nanoscale wireless communication system uses plasmonic antennas to produce greater control and increased efficiency to an approach eyed for next-generation 'on-chip' communications ... read more
Aug. 24, 2016 Scientists have created a novel method that represents a major improvement in existing post-disaster optimization methodologies. Their technique, Algorithm with Multiple-Input Genetic Operators ... read more
Sep. 14, 2015 MOOC providers currently offer thousands of courses and have enticed millions of students to enroll. The emphasis in MOOCs is often on lecture videos that students watch and learn from. However, a ... read more
May 20, 2015 Over the past five years, massive open online courses (MOOCs) have become an important component of modern education disrupting many conventions and opening up a wide range of new approaches and ... read more
Oct. 23, 2014 There is a general correlation between unemployment and suicide among men. But the weaker the unemployment protection in the country, the stronger the connection. These findings are reported in a ... read more
May 15, 2014 A new, comprehensive study finds that Massive Online Open Classrooms, or MOOCs, so far are not meeting their goals of broadening access to education, enhancing providers' brand name and ... read more