“The fun they had” or about the quality of MOOC
… Of course, there are still plenty of people interested in producing and taking MOOCs, but the founders of the American companies that create them have lately become about as scarce as the crew of the Mary Celeste. In 2014, Coursera founder Andrew Ng left day-to-day activities that company to join the Chinese search engine firm Baidu (although he remains Coursera’s Chairman of the Board). Earlier this year, Sebastian Thrun, founder of Udacity, departed that companyearlier this year perhaps frustrated by what he once famously called its “lousy product.” Last week, Coursera’s other co-founder, Daphne Koller, exited in order to join a subsidiary of Google…
Davidson College, a North Carolina school with 2,000 undergraduate students, supports a massive open online course (MOOC) platform of 35,000 high school students and teachers.
In a partnership with the College Board and edX, an online course platform, Davidson created the Davidson Next program. After joining the edX Consortium in 2013, Davidson created the Next program with the help of funding from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation.
He said Malaysia would soon become the first country in the world to develop a national policy on credit recognition for the Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) platform.
He added the initiative would allow students across the world to pursue their studies online for free, while credit recognition would be given upon completion.
“By having our own MOOC as a way of encouraging flexible learning, we recognise the lessons and experiences gained outside the traditional or conventional classroom,” he noted.
Idris said the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) has been given the mandate to implement the online courses together with credit recognition and transfer initiatives, which would enable all MOOC courses from Malaysia and abroad to be registered here.
“We are targeting 30% of courses offered by public universities in Malaysia to be delivered via an online platform by 2020.
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