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2016-01-14

CourseHorse Raises $4 Million From Red Ventures To Accelerate New Market Expansion

NEW YORK, Jan. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — CourseHorse Raises $4 Million From Red Ventures To Accelerate New Market Expansion.

EdTech: Business Mooc Maker Udacity Guarantees Jobs Or Will Refund Tuition

Online learning site makes bold bet on careers

Udacity’s New Degree Comes With A Money Back Guarantee

 

 

For nearly two years, online education startup Udacity has offered a paid training course called a “Nanodegree” for people hoping to land technical jobs like software development. But the question was always whether students would find a job after finishing the course, which costs anywhere from $1,800 to $2,400.

 

To help erase such doubts, Udacity said Wednesday that it would create a new degree called Nanodegree Plus, which comes with a guarantee that students will find a job within six months. If not, the company will return 100% of tuition—a rarity in online education.

Liberating learning: experiences of MOOCs

It is exciting for the Higher Education Academy (HEA) to publish this report – the third on massive open online courses (MOOCs) within a year – and to explore from a further perspective some of the challenges that MOOCs have presented to higher education. We are grateful to our colleagues at the University of Southampton for conducting this research, which focuses on understanding the experience of learning on a MOOC and, in particular, the part played by learning resources in supporting learner engagement and success. Paying attention to the specific experience of individual learners, as this report does, and feeding the data gained by in-depth interviews back to those responsible for designing and tutoring on the MOOCs, has allowed new insights relating to the MOOC phenomenon to emerge.

University of Melbourne MOOC posters

The MOOC posters on this page were put together in December 2015 by some of the MOOC teaching teams at the University of Melbourne as part of a learning and teaching showcase. The posters give a brief insight into what it’s like to develop a MOOC and describe some of the lessons learned by the teaching teams during the process.

ColinHickie’s insight:
Some of the wonderful work coming out of the University of Melbourne MOOC team as part of Learning Environments. This shows information and figures for the last three years that UniMelb has been producing MOOC. It also gives insight into our first specialization course "Essentials of Corporate Finance"

The Crowdsourced Guide to Learning – FutureLearn – FutureLearn

Get your free e-book copy of The Crowdsourced Guide to Learning – 60 pages of crowdsourced study tips and expert learning advice, curated by FutureLearn.

Stanford Launches MOOC for Science Teachers on Helping Students Read — Campus Technology

Next week a new massive open online course will begin for K-12 science teachers who want to learn how to help their students read and understand scientific texts.

Portable online course credits trial

Six universities, including two from Australia, are preparing to trial a credit transfer system for online courses allowing students greater choice of subjects and potentially lowering the cost of a degree.

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