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September 2016

Coursera TV Spot, ‘Affordable Online Courses’

Though they were employed, these two people wanted to advance their careers. After spending a few hundred dollars and taking some courses on Coursera in subjects like business and data science, they both found the success for which they were looking.

73 Percent of Coding Bootcamp Graduates Employed Full-Time, Earn Salary Lift — Campus Technology

A recent survey of more than 1,000 qualified graduates from coding bootcamps around the country found that 73 percent are employed in full-time positions, with an average salary increase of 64 percent.

Online ‘Micro-Master’s’ Programs Extend Their Reach

More than a dozen institutions, including big names like Columbia and Michigan, will offer courses to students who haven’t gone through an admissions process.

Make the MOOC move

TheTribune: On your phone 24×7? Now use it to increase your knowledge, pick up a skill and even get a degree or diploma. Today digital technology has taken learning to another level. Online learning, or e-learning — the process of learning using various types of media that deliver text, audio, images, animation, and streaming video — diffuses knowledge and learning without borders.

Understanding Learning and Learning Design in MOOCs: A Measurement-Based Interpretation | Milligan | Journal of Learning Analytics

Understanding Learning and Learning Design in MOOCs: A Measurement-Based Interpretation

In Pursuit of Profession: Get him to the MOOC!

Online education is nothing new. But what is new is that more and more professionals are using online courses to advance their careers. And many of these courses are free!

Centre’s Swayam initiative delayed repeatedly | The Asian Age

Despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India initiative and push to promote Internet-based learning, the Union human resource development ministry’s plan to launch its massive open online courses (MOOC) platform “Swayam” has been delayed repeatedly. 

Government sources said that Swayam’s launch was repeately delayed because the ministry wanted to ensure smooth functionality.
The Swayam platform proposes to host over 2,000 courses for approximately 3 crore students across the country. 

 
It is understood that the latest launch date of August 15 was postponed because preparations were ongoing to get the entire system ready for the ambitious project. Sources said that once the platform was made operational at the optimum level, the launch will likely be made by the Prime Minister.

The Challenge of Understanding MOOC Data — Campus Technology

Four years after the launch of edX, the data generated by massive open online courses still mystifies many institutions. Could inter-university collaboration unlock the secrets to better course delivery?

Victoria joins prestigious online course provider | Scoop News

Victoria joins prestigious online course provider

In a first for a New Zealand university, Victoria University of Wellington is partnering with some of the world’s top academic institutions in a respected online platform that provides high quality education around the globe.

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