Mooc news


February 2016

MOOCs: the future of healthcare training? An interview with David Robertshaw

MOOCs are short, free courses run by major learning providers to share their knowledge of a particular academic topic or to help students develop a specific skill.

Emerging Practices in Open Online Learning Environments | George Veletsianos

I joined Audrey Watters, Philipp Schmidt, Stephen Downes, and Jeremy Friedberg in Toronto last week, to give a talk at Digital Learning Reimagined, an event hosted and organized by Ryerson University’s Chang School.

Video: India’s Deadly Superstition

Even as India modernizes, witchcraft accusations are common, leading to the murders of over 2,000 people, mostly women, in the last 15 years. One woman in Assam State in the country’s northeast is confronting accusers and demanding government action.

Making more money from MOOCs

Whether looking for a new job, or hoping to climb the ladder at your current one, getting more training can help.

Rising Cost of Education to Boost the Global MOOCs Market by 2019, Says Technavio | Business Wire

Technavio analysts expect the global MOOCs market to exceed USD 7 billion by 2019, growing at a CAGR of over 46%, according to their latest report.

Refugees to Take Advantage of edX’s New Course Credit Offerings (EdSurge News)

ENROLLING IN A NEW LIFE: Refugees in Germany will have access to a new collaborative effort from edX and Kiron, a crowd-funded university that serves degree-seeking refugees, starting April 2016. According to a post on edX’s blog, Kiron will offer 300 edX courses on its online platform, and edX will issue free verified certificates for college credit to students who complete classes. These certificates will count towards degrees at Kiron’s university partners, where refugees can transfer to complete their studies on a campus after completing their initial courses online. American universities are expected to join the initiative in the coming months.

EdX is just beginning to offer college credit to student who complete courses, according to the Wharton School of Business. CEO Anant Agarwal recently spoke at the Wharton’s Reimagine Education conference, saying “College credit is our ultimate threshold…The power of technology, the power of software, is that we can give it away for free. Free is powerful.”

Consistent Commitment: Patterns of Engagement across Time in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

Consistent Commitment: Patterns of Engagement across Time in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

Designing E-Learning for Health – The University of Nottingham

Design effective e-learning that tells powerful, real-life stories, in health and other sectors, with this free online course.

Increasing MOOC completion rates through social interactions

Increasing MOOC completion rates through social interactions Emoocs2016 Attrition and forum activity – labarthe bachelet bouchet

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