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2016-05-16

Can MOOCs offer anything new? | History Today

Why do we care about history? Can it teach us anything of relevance to the modern world? For most of us, how we imagine history is shaped by the modern mass media. Television and the heritage industry provide us with narratives that define who we are, or think we are. Many of these narratives deal with the history that has made our ‘nation’ what it is today. Occasionally, history is also treated as a warning: it tells us how to avoid becoming what we do not want to be. That is why ‘difficult histories’ are so prominent on our screens and in our museums: that of Nazi Germany, in particular, but histories of Empire, slavery and other forms of inequality continue to attract attention. Yet academic historians often argue that history cannot be distilled into a single lesson: the past is a different country and provides no simple ‘how to’ guide for the present. 

How do you design and facilitate a year-long MOOC? | Training Journal


Making a MOOC: The background story | London Business School

How to make a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

Can Facebook boost MOOC retention? – eCampus News

A new study on MOOC course design reveals that students prefer Facebook’s collaboration and interaction features to those of built-in MOOC communication tools.A new study reveals that students prefer Facebook’s collaboration and interaction to those of built-in MOOC communication tools.

Using MOOC Data for Your Benefit

Tap into universities’ wealth of online learner-related data to help your learning and development teams.

NIIT partners with edX to launch MOOC courses from MIT, W3C, Harvard & more

NIIT, a management and training solutions company for corporates and individuals has partnered with edX, an online learning platform to introduce Massive Open

Granite Geek: Dartmouth MOOC Uses Cartoons To Teach Engineering Basics

Massive Open Online Courses, also known as MOOCs, have become a popular way in recent years to take a course at a prestigious university without having to

What happened to online learning?

“In my opinion, it is only now that universities and other organisations are grasping the true potential of what can be achieved with MOOCs and the wider online learning opportunities that they represent.”

Unacademy raises $500,000 led by Blume Ventures, to launch mobile apps soon

Research and Markets estimates that the MOOC sector is estimated to grow from $1.83 billion in 2015 to $8.50 billion by 2020, at an estimated compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 36%. Asia-Pacific (APAC) expected to be grow at the highest CAGR for MOOC platform.

The rising cost of education and the inability of colleges and universities worldwide to meet the global demand as well as factors like adoption of device-based computing, increased global internet connectivity, and personalisation of technology are the driving forces of Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) market.

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