Online Education http://wunc.org en Duke Puts Brakes On Online Courses http://wunc.org/post/duke-puts-brakes-online-courses <p></p><p>Duke University has dropped out of a consortium of schools that will offer for-credit online courses. Duke faculty made the decision last week in a close vote.</p> Wed, 01 May 2013 16:04:31 +0000 Dave DeWitt 14623 at http://wunc.org Duke Puts Brakes On Online Courses Buncombe County Puts Slave Records Online http://wunc.org/post/buncombe-county-puts-slave-records-online <p></p><p>During the Great Depression, the New Deal funded a project to collect the narratives of former slaves.&nbsp; Sarah Gudger came forward to give an account of her life as a slave in Buncombe County.&nbsp; Her testimony was the same brutal story that is familiar to many of us.&nbsp; She described a “hard life” of nothing but “work, work, work,” under the threat of abuse.&nbsp; Wed, 17 Apr 2013 16:13:13 +0000 Shawn Wen & Isaac-Davy Aronson 13835 at http://wunc.org Buncombe County Puts Slave Records Online UNC Wants To Make Classes Go Viral http://wunc.org/post/unc-wants-make-classes-go-viral <p>UNC-Chapel Hill will start offering free online classes to the public this fall. The university <a href="http://www.unc.edu/campus-updates/unc-coursera/">announced Thursday</a> it's partnering with the California-based company Coursera to provide four massive open online courses, or MOOCs.<br><br>"What we're hoping is that what we learn and what we develop through these MOOCs will help to enhance our face-to-face campus-based courses," says Carol Tresolini, vice provost for academic initatives at UNC.</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 21:46:23 +0000 Will Michaels 10769 at http://wunc.org UNC Wants To Make Classes Go Viral Online Options Growing For College Students http://wunc.org/post/online-options-growing-college-students <p style="line-height: 15px; margin: 0px 0px 0.75em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);">Some of the country’s premier universities are partnering to form an innovative online classroom program.<br><br>A student at Duke or Wake Forest or UNC-Chapel Hill has a dizzying array of classes to choose from on campus. But some of those classes might not be exactly what they want or need, or the classes may not be offered when they need them.&nbsp; A new partnership called Semester Online aims to change that. The idea is to teach certain classes online, creating an even larger pool of courses for students not only at Duke, Carolina, and Wake, but also at Northwestern, Vanderbilt, and a dozen other elite universities.&nbsp; Duke Provost Peter Lang says it will be a great opportunity for students.<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 11:10:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 5441 at http://wunc.org