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December 2016

Digital Badging in the MOOC Space

Over the past year, the University of Notre Dame’s Kaneb Center for Teaching & Learning and the Office of Digital Learning designed five different Credly Open Badges across three edX MOOCs and issued them to 233 learners around the globe. Here they share what they discovered.

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Coursera Iberoamerica: One Year, Four Million Served

Things are looking up for online education. And that means, things are looking up for the people of the world.

Deakin University leads the world in disrupting traditional education

Deakin University is leading the world in a disruptive new model of online education.

Australian University Launches MOOC-Powered Programs

Deakin University in Australia will next year offer graduate degrees and certificate programs through FutureLearn, the online learning platform owned by the Open University in the U.K. The university on Friday announced it would launch four master’s degrees and two certificate programs on the platform in disciplines such as cybersecurity, information technology and financial planning. Like many universities that are experimenting with delivering education through massive open online courses, Deakin will let students test the programs before committing to them.

Online Learning Is Finding Its Feet After Stuttering Start

It was meant to start a revolution but online learning has not had quite the disruptive effect many thought. The launch of a new range of courses, however, show it may be coming of age.

FutureLearn launches first full postgraduate degree Moocs

Deakin University will deliver six postgraduate degrees via the online platform

Espresso Course on MOOCs – Day 1 – ANU Online Coffee Courses

Amazing? Revolutionary? Disruptive to higher education as we know it? Or is it all just hype? In this short Espresso Coffee course we hope to get everyone thinking about these issues and more. These three days provide a taster for a more detailed course on MOOCs that we have planned for 2017. We thought we would use the last Coffee Course for the year to get everyone thinking about this topic – a topic which is sure to stir up discussion!

Online Education is the Future – But is it MOOCs?

Online education is rightly being trumpeted as the next big thing in education waiting to unleash its full potential to make a dent in the universe.

MOOC courses

The Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand has partnered with some of the world’s top academic institutions in edX, a non-profit open source technology platform that provides high quality education around the globe. Victoria will deliver eight free massive open online courses(MOOCs) over the next three years, as well as a number of SPOCs (small private online courses), a micro-Master’s course and new forms of blended learning.

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