What’s next for the online learning revolution?
Telefonica and China’s Tsinghua University have announced an agreement to jointly promote digital education globally. The Spanish operator currently operates the largest Spanish and Portuguese Massive Open Online Course (“MOOC”) platform in the world, while Tsinghua is the operator of the largest Chinese MOOC equivalent. As part of the deal, both parties will promote each other’s online courses through their respective education platforms, including selected courses on Tsinghua’s platform that will be made available on Telefonica’s platform and vice versa. They will also share experience and know-how in the operation of these platforms, including big data and learning analytics, business model, and product innovation.
Ms Jan O’Sullivan T.D., Minister for Education and Skills today launched a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) called “21st Century Learning Design” which will be used by teachers across the globe to help support the objective of bringing more technology skills into the classroom.