Mooc news


August 2016

“The fun they had” or about the quality of MOOC | Ghislandi | Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society

“The fun they had” or about the quality of MOOC

Why America’s MOOC pioneers have abandoned ship.

… 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…

The Philippines And Other Developing Countries Ramp Up Online Education Culture

Across the globe, more governments are passing legislation to create national models for online education and MOOC coursework opportunities.

Davidson College Takes Next Step With MOOCs

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.

MIT, edX Extend Reach to 1.7 Million Online Students

edX, MIT, and now MITx are reaching a tremendous number of students worldwide with an increasing number of free MOOCs on a variety of topics.

MOOCs and Beyond | Higher Ed Gamma

The next stage in the business model of the disrupted university.

The Results of Integrating a MOOC Into On-Campus Teaching

What can MOOCs teach us about how to improve traditional on-campus courses?

Safe system in place for online learning – Education | The Star Online

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.

How online courses can bring the world into Africa’s classrooms – TechFinancials

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