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A Free Online Class Is Making Up For Your High School’s Sex Ed Fails

Northwestern student or not, you can get in on this class.

MOOCs payoff is real: report

A new report, billed as “the first longitudinal study of open online learning outcomes,” suggests while many of the benefits of completing a MOOC are intangible, many learners credit MOOCs directly for pay raises, promotions, academic progress and more.

Innovative humanities MOOC, “Visualizing Japan,” nominated for the Japan Prize

In a Q&A, course co-founder Professor Shigeru Miyagawa discusses his unique online course and its impact on digital education.

MOOCs will boost your career, new study in Harvard Business Review finds

Over 70 per cent of people who complete a massive open online course (MOOC) say it has benefited their career and over 60 per cent say it has helped their education according to a new study.

“It appears that MOOCs are tangibly helping people who take the time and effort to complete courses,” the authors of the study said in an article in Harvard Business Review.

Coursera Survey Pins Down MOOC Benefits — Campus Technology

More than seven in 10 learners report career benefits and more than six in 10 report educational benefits from completing massive open online courses (MOOCs). Participants from developing countries and particularly those with lower socioeconomic status and less education appear to be more likely to report benefits from pursuing MOOCs. Those results and others come out of the first major research survey done among Coursera learners and reported in the Harvard Business Review.

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