Between Google and EdX's mooc.org partnership and Udacity CEO Sebastian Thrun's calling out of "fear-based" testing regimes, MOOCs continued to dominate education headlines this week. U.S. News wasn't far behind, though, with the release of its latest rankings, which now factor in graduation rates, seeing several universities make significant gains.
Miss our 6 YouTube lessons for building better instructional videos and our look at fun, offbeat MOOCs? Check them out in this week's top Education Dive posts.
- 6 YouTube lessons for building better instructional videos: These takeaways from popular channels can help educators make the most out of video learning.
- 6 offbeat MOOCs that merge education with fun: Sure, you can learn about classical civilizations in a MOOC—but you can also learn about comic books, zombies and the Beatles.
- Say hello to mooc.org, Google and EdX's 'YouTube for MOOCs': The partnership will also see the search giant become a partner in developing EdX's platform.
- Sebastian Thrun: 'Fear-based' testing regimes stunt innovation: The Udacity CEO suggests education should abandon outdated ideals for more creative formats.
- U.S. News rankings show some colleges leaping ahead: A revised ratings system puts more emphasis on whether students graduate.
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