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March 2017

Digital disruption lowers the cost of expensive masters degrees

Four Australian universities are offering students the chance to complete a quarter of a masters degree at low cost

Business Schools Are Using MOOCs To Boost MBA Application Numbers

Free online courses could bring schools big returns

Excellence in Engagement – Teaching Award for #MOOC

The development of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) has revolutionised the way in which universities can reach students and communities around the world. Faculty of Business and Economics staff Professor Paul Kofman and Associate Professor Sean Pinder in collaboration with Deborah Jones from Learning Environments services, have successfully utilised the new platform to attract over 130,000 students from mainly developing countries to enrol in their course, Essentials of Corporate Finance Specialisation, earning them the Excellence in Engagement – Teaching Award.

Arab Universities and MOOCs: Cautious Cooperation – Al-Fanar Media

While Arab youth are eager to use the Arab massive open online courses’ platforms, Arab academic institutions seem reluctant to cooperate with such organizations

The truth about MooCs and bootcamps: Their biggest benefit isn’t creating more coders – TechRepublic

The world needs more software programmers and MooCs and coding bootcamps promise to deliver the needed skills. But as an on-ramp to becoming a developer, they have debatable value.

Google and Coursera Have a Plan to Fill Tech Job Gaps

Coursera and Google Cloud Platform are collaborating to help close the skills gap in tech with online training.

As distance learning nears

While colleges have not gone away, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) have found their own niche in education

University of Adelaide launches its first Master’s level MOOC

University of Adelaide launches its first Master’s level MOOC

Students Who Comment More in MOOCs Have Higher Rates of Completion — Campus Technology

A recent study found that students who comment more on massive open online courses (MOOCs) are more likely to complete the course than those who do not comment.

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