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Gates Will Fund $1.4 Million Research Project To Study MOOC-powered Courses At U. Of Maryland | Inside Higher Ed

Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft Corp., pauses during his meeting with George Osborne, U.K. chancellor of the exchequer, in t
Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft Corp., pauses during his meeting with George Osborne, U.K. chancellor of the exchequer, in the garden of 11 Downing Street, in London, U.K.

The new agreement between Coursera and the American Council on Education (ACE) was not the only project unveiled on Tuesday that will aim to scrutinize the viability of massive open online courses (MOOCs) as part of a traditional college curriculum.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is giving Ithaka S+R, the nonprofit research group, $1.4 million to conduct a multicampus study of MOOCs as a deeply integrated instructional resource at an array of public universities in Maryland.

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