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By Peter Mellow | Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are a new paradigm within the educational world. Read about the latest MOOC news here.

Education technology meets its limits

This week has been a good one for those who like to talk about the limits of technology. Over in the U.K., a prankster managed to fool Trip Advisor into naming his shed the No. 1 ranked restaurant in London. Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, a city struggling to manage several wind-fueled wildfires, the …

Higher Education

How Much Does Student Engagement with Videos and Forums in a MOOC Affect Their Achievement? | Bonafini | Online Learning

Anderson, T. (2013). Promise and/or peril: MOOCs and open and distance learning. Retrieved from …

A Proposal to Put the ‘M’ Back in MOOCs

MOOCs have evolved over the past five years from a virtual version of a classroom course to an experience that feels more like a Netflix library of …

Why the MOOC just keeps marching on

<b>By DAVID MYTON</b><p>Over the past six years the MOOC has whirled through the Gartner Hype Cycle – sparked into life by an innovation trigger (great idea!), …

Get Started With MOOC Design Patterns In Moodle, Courtesy Of Arab Open U

Arab Open University’s Doctor Ahmad Mikati is sharing with the Moodleverse his slides on the “Building an online Moodle course” program, which is …

Digital Skills Gap: Vodafone, Siemens, Orange Embrace MOOCs And Online Learning

Vodafone delivers 90% of its in-house learning onlineEurope’s biggest companies are investing in online learning and Massive Open Online Courses …

Vocational Education

What if MOOCs Revolutionize Education After All?

If you’ve ever zoned out during a lecture, or if your students are prone to distraction as you click through your PowerPoint deck, that’s partly …

George Siemens "Designing, development, and running (massive) open Online Courses

MOOCs Find Their Audience: Professional Learners and Universities

In Oct 2011, a few Stanford professors offered three online courses which were completely free. The strong public interest in these courses caught …

Daring to learn how to learn

Share selection to:<p>Why do some of us learn easily and quickly, while others struggle, left behind plodding along?<p>Part of the answer, at least in the …

MOOCs Offer Learners Emotional Growth, Not Just Facts

Millions of people around the world have enrolled in massive open online courses (MOOCs), attracted by their promise of low-cost education for career …

Higher Education

Massive List of MOOC Providers Around The World — Class Central

13 minute read written by Dhawal Shah . Published on June 15, 2017<p>It’s been more than five years since online education got a massive boost when …

Online Education

Study: MOOCs may put workers from underdeveloped countries at a disadvantage

Dive Brief:<p>Completion rates for massive open online courses (MOOCs) have been historically low for students in underdeveloped nations, stemming from …

After the Hype, Do MOOC Ventures Like edX Still Matter?

Five years and 11 million students on, Anant Agarwal, chief executive of the nonprofit organization, says there is still plenty of innovation to come …

Study of MOOCs offers insights into online learner engagement and behavior

<i>The following is a joint announcement from MIT and Harvard University.</i>In 2012, MIT and Harvard University launched open online courses on edX, a …

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MIT’s Office of Digital Learning honored the winners of its inaugural <i>MITx</i> Prize for Teaching and Learning in MOOCs (massive open online courses) at …

Education Technology

Academy, Moodle’s Take On A Massive Open Online Course Platform

An early version of Academy by Moodle, a platform looking to host free MOOCs for students around the world announced at last year’s MoodleMoot UK & …

Why Haven't MOOCs Eliminated Any Professors?

3 guesses.

A Comparison of Five Free MOOC Platforms for Educators

By the end of 2013, most top universities had started to offer some sort of MOOC (massive open online course). Now, we are starting to see the MOOC …

Online Educator Udacity Adapts Courses to Changing Labor Market

In the fall of 2016, online educator Udacity announced the launch of a “nanodegree” program for self-driving car engineering. For $2,400, a student …

Are Pakistani universities doing enough to embrace MOOCs?

<b>LAHORE:</b> Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) are a course of study offered over the internet which is free and has a very large number of participants. …

Are MOOCs in danger of becoming irrelevant?

In spring 1961, the American inventor Buckminster Fuller told a group of Southern Illinois University administrators that a new campus they were …

Higher Education

Creating MOOCs for Students in Developing Countries

Key Takeaways<p>After <b>mixed reviews</b> on massive open online coursesdesigned to <b>attract students in developing countries fell short</b> of expectations, the …

Can MOOC platforms galvanise universal education in India?

<i>How successful have Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) platforms been in creating a level playing field for global education? YourStory spoke to</i> …

Online Education

EdX Certificate Programs Aim to Deliver Immediate Pathways to Careers

New edX programs, created in collaboration with industry professionals and universities, are designed to build or advance critical skills for …

Massive Online Open Courses are back and they're threatening universities

Five years ago the big story in higher education was the advent of free, large-scale learning on the internet. The buzzword was MOOCs, or massive …

Higher Education

11 Ways to Make Your Online Course Go Global as a Freelance Professor

Marketing<p>Author, speaker and qualified educator Sarah Cordiner explains how to get started as a freelance educator and reach a global student base …

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, HEC Paris Launch Master’s Degrees on Coursera

The two institutions have teamed up with online learning company Coursera to launch online master’s degree programs in accounting and …