Mooc news


May 2016

Business Course Mooc Tracker –

Massive open online courses – or Moocs – are web-based classes that offer students self-paced learning in their subject of choice. Recently-listed free courses, on aspects of business, in our interactive directory include: Although Moocs are non-degr

How do you kill off the runner’s curse?

It may sound like fun, but the ‘bonk’ is dreaded by runners everywhere.

MOOCs are passe, say hello to SPOC

Despite beginning with a lot of promise a few years ago — including turning known methods of education on their head — the free education model has suffered from completion rates of barely 5-7 per cen

NIHR Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Highlights

Hear from people who learnt about research discovery and why research is important. All of these people undertook the MOOC.

Distance Ed’s Second Act I The Chronicle of Higher Education

Professors are still skeptical of online education, but they’re more involved in it than ever.

The enterprise technologies to watch in 2016 | ZDNet

While enterprise technology has always been somewhat a breed apart from consumer tech, this year we see that consumer tech will definitively set the agenda for businesses like never before in this year’s list of tech to watch.

Universities to use Moocs to offer students credits towards degrees for the first time

Two major universities are set to allow students to earn course credits which will go towards their final degree through massive open online courses (Moocs) for the very first time in the UK.

The move, announced by online learning platform FutureLearn, will see the Open University (OU) and the University of Leeds allow students the opportunity to study for part of a degree or MBA course before progressing further.

2016 Coursera MOOC Partners Conference

In her opening address at the 2016 Partners Conference on 21 March Daphne Koller, founder and CEO of Coursera, described Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) as a ‘movement’ that is continuing to take the world by storm, creating opportunities for self-advancement and acting as instruments for the democratisation of education. Daphne stated that Coursera envisions “a world where anyone, anywhere can transform their life by accessing the world’s best learning experience.” An altruistic vision that laid the foundation for what was to be a very captivating and thought-provoking MOOC conference.

The surprise I found today in Coursera (or what open means).

I am interested in MOOC, in fact I am researching that. Since some time ago I have been watching courses on different platforms, including Coursera.

Lately it has discussed the open nature of these courses. And today I found something that had never happened before with Coursera: when I tried to enroll myself in a Python course, my access was denied,and the explanation is here:

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