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2015-11-04

EdTech and MOOC Will Change College Degree

Technology has changed a global education with a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). As the name suggests, it creates massive change in education around the world through an online course. It made a disruption in traditional college credential and created a new gold-class industry sector called EdTech, or Educational Technology.

The MOOC Revolution: Education on Tap- Business News

Up until India became independent in 1947, a decent education was a privilege accorded to very few citizens. A strongly enforced caste system came in the way of unrestricted access to this resource. Options for higher learning were scant, and only the well heeled could afford it. Fast forward to 2015. In a recent report, UNESCO declared that the country has achieved “universal” primary education. However, enrolments in secondary schooling as well as colleges continue to pose stiff challenges to successive governments, which have made suboptimal budget allocations to these areas. The private sector has been sluggish in building capacity for higher education.

UWF to build upon success of first massively open online course – UWF Newsroom

The University of West Florida saw enormous public response to its first massively open online course, as more than 3,400 students enrolled in the free, six-week “Introduction …

1,000 students have now earned Udacity’s nanodegree

The company pivoted from MOOCs to professional development ‘nanodegrees’ in 2014, and 150 of its grads have found new jobs using the credential so far.

Wesleyan MOOCs Topic of Academic (Technology) Roundtable

View all Wesleyan MOOCs, offered through Coursera, online here. For more information on the Data Science Fundamentals course, see this past

EdTech and MOOC Will Change College Degree

ColinHickie’s insight:
Technology has changed a global education with a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). As the name suggests, it creates massive change in education around the world through an online course. It made a disruption in traditional college credential and created a new gold-class industry sector called EdTech, or Educational Technology.

Survey: Online Courses, Use of Tech Better Route than Public Funding To Cut College Costs — Campus Technology

The delivery of online classes is viewed by most people as a way that colleges and universities are keeping expenses down for their students. In a recent survey, 65 percent of respondents identified those more than anything else a school can do to reduce student costs.

Edtech’s Next Big Disruption Is The College Degree

For centuries, the college degree has been the global gold standard for assessing an individual entering the workforce. But after cornering the credentials..

Google Designs Low-Cost Online Degree On How To Build Startups

Here’s Google and Udacity’s spin on getting a MBA.

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