On World Refugee Day, the US Department of State collaborates with Coursera to launch 1,000 free open online courses for refugees worldwide.
The U.S. Department of State and massive open online course provider Coursera are partnering to launch Coursera for Refugees, a program to offer career training to displaced people around the world. The program will focus on nonprofits that help refugees, which will be able to apply for fee waivers to access the Coursera course catalog. The organizations will then be able to offer free access to MOOCs to the refugees they serve. The State Department will help Coursera find organizations that can host in-person cohorts of refugees enrolled in the same MOOC.
A new online course in biochemistry, developed by the Biochemical Society and the University of East Anglia in conjunction with FutureLearn, aims to improve basic skills in molecular bioscience and to encourage students aged 15-19 to develop an interest in further study in this area.
The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) in partnership with The Open University Business School (OUBS) CMI and OUBS have developed the Management and Leadership: Growing as a Manager MOOC to address the growing appetite for online education by digital savvy managers. According to CMI’s 2015 Learning to Lead report, only 20 per cent of managers say that digital learning they have undertaken has been accredited.