AMC and Instructure recruit college professors to create a free, online course structured around the zombie drama.
Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, have grown in popularity over the last several years, and Google wants a slice of the action.
MOOCs are becoming increasing popular as a way for people to access lessons from Ivy League universities. But access doesn't always translate into student success.
They're called Massive Open Online Courses (or MOOCs) and many are taught by top professors at the best colleges in the world. Molly Wood looks at how education is getting re-imagined online.
With Ivy League universities like Stanford, MIT, and Harvard offering online classes for free, millions worldwide are taking advantage of these Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs. But when a class has tens of thousands of students, the completion and success rate can be low. CNET's Sumi Das explains how one education site hopes to change that.
State senator proposes requiring state's public institutions of higher learning to award academic credit for faculty-approved online courses.
In June 2012, Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown called Silicon Valley entrepreneur Sebastian Thrun asking for help. The result? San Jose State Plus, online courses for academic credit.
The company is said to be unveiling a service Monday night that connects people to experts via Google+ Hangouts.
Online learning startup hopes partnership will improve the quality of the education as well as increasing access and graduation rates.
Universities are traditionally seen as exclusive institutions for the few, not the many. But that is changing, as a new wave of online courses throws open the doors of academia to all.