The leaders of Coursera, Udacity, and edX were challenged this week by the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education to a public debate on the "claims and promises" of the online education industry. Meanwhile, we took a look at reasons the student loan debt crisis could top subprime mortages, the University of South Carolina was forced to shutter its Center for Women's and Gender Studies due to legislative pressure, and Kansas' Board of Regents passed a controversial measure allowing faculty to be fired for inappropriate social media posts.
Be sure to check out our feature on 8 college rankings you may have missed and more in this week's most-read Education Dive posts!
- The top 8 college rankings you may have missed: While not the all-important U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges, these lists can be informative, if not all together fun.
- 5 reasons the college student loan debt crisis could top subprime mortgages: Are comparisons to the issues that led to the worldwide credit crisis warranted?
- Critics challenge MOOC leaders to a debate: The Campaign for the Future of Higher Education has challenged the leaders of Udacity, edX and Coursera to debate the merits of MOOCs.
- SC university shuttering program due to legislative pressure: Critics say homophobic pressure from the state's legislature is the reason the University of South Carolina is closing its Center for Women's and Gender Studies.
- Kansas regents approve controversial social media policy: The new policy gives the heads of state universities authority to fire professors and staffers who make improper social media posts.
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