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2016-11-04

Selected Aspects of Effective Use of Didactic Videos and MOOCs in Education

Selected Aspects of Effective Use of Didactic Videos and MOOCs in Education

How online education can fix its student retention problem – guest editorial

The recent growth of online education has been astounding. Last year, 35 million people signed up for at least one online class. That’s more than double the previous year’s enrollment.

The popularity of online learning is easy to understand. Today, students have access to well over 4,000 courses in a wide array of subjects, from chemistry to philosophy to graphic design. They participate at a time and place that suits their schedule. Many courses are free.

There is, however, a serious problem currently keeping online education from reaching its full potential — low retention rates. About 90 percent of enrollees in “MOOCS” — short for “Massive Open Online Courses,” which have unlimited registration and are the most popular online education product — drop out within two weeks.

Joint letter to MHRD regarding SWAYAM, India’s MOOC platform

by sflc_admin    |    November 2, 2016In 2014, the Ministry of Human Rights Development (MHRD) announced the development of SWAYAM (Study Webs of Active Learning for Young Aspiring Minds), a national MOOC platform. Taking after the globally acclaimed

Georgia Institute of Technology to award credit through massive open online course in computer science

Georgia Tech, having enrolled thousands of students in its well-regarded online master’s degree program in computer science, expands its experiments with low-cost online education for undergraduates.

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