Stanford University Releases New Open-Source Online-Education Platform!

Dear Commons Community, The Chronicle of Higher Education is reporting that Stanford University is continuing a high-profile push into online education with a new open-source platform called Class2Go, which will host two massive open online courses, or MOOC’s, during the fall quarter. Beginning in October, non-Stanford and Stanford students alike will be able to use […]

Chicago Teachers Strike: Wealthy Base Has Helped Rahm Emanuel Take On Teachers Union!

Dear Commons Community, The Chicago teachers strike is entering its fifth day.  Talks yesterday between the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) and the city broke down without an agreement.  Reuters via the Huffington Post has an article today identifying wealthy supporters of Mayor Rahm Emanuel as part of the reason for the animosity between the two […]