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From the Chancellor

A MOOC by Any Other Name? An Online Course

It’s an interview that quickly became the talk of the higher education and technology worlds. Read Cathy Sandeen’s take on Sebastian Thrun’s profile in Fast Company.

From the Chancellor

Confronting the Liberal Arts Conundrum

The need for more Americans to gain a college degree in order to obtain better jobs has become an important national mantra. But I worry that ill-conceived responses to the problem may be leading us down a short-term path that weakens U.S. global competit

From the Chancellor

The Emerging World of Alternative Credentials

You may have noticed a trend. More and more people are finding new ways—outside of traditional postsecondary degree programs—to show employers they possess the skills and knowledge needed for a constantly changing workplace.

From the Chancellor

Toward a Permeable, Interconnected Higher Education System

In my former role as a dean at the University of California Los Angeles, I helped thousands of typical American college students gain the knowledge and skills needed to become informed, engaged citizens and progress in their chosen careers.

From the Chancellor

From Hype to Nuanced Promise: American Higher Education and the MOOC 3.0 Era

Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, splashed on the higher education scene in sensational fashion in the summer of 2012.in how MOOCs are viewed by the general public and the higher education community and in how the courses might best be applied to the needs of colleges and universities and the students they serve.