MOOCs

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

The Flip Side of Abysmal MOOC Completion Rates? Discovering the Most Tenacious Learners

Usman Khaliq was an engineering student in northeastern Pakistan when he took his first MOOC. He quickly began supplementing his education with …

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Coursera’s new skill search could do for learning what Netflix did for TV

Coursera has emerged as a formidable competitor in the online education space, racking up 24 million registered learners with access to 1,900 courses. But with that growth in volume comes new challenges. With so much content, it’s difficult for users to find the videos they need. Today, Coursera is …

Machine Learning

British MOOC provider FutureLearn expands to the U.S.

The British massive open online courses are coming.FutureLearn, the education platform owned by the Open University in the U.K., said this morning …

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Penn State to offer MOOCs on FutureLearn online learning platform | Penn State University

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State will begin offering massive open online courses through FutureLearn, the United Kingdom’s leading MOOC platform, as …

MOOC excuse beats ‘dog ate my homework’

<i>Editor’s note: This article was originally published November 4, 2013</i><p>Well, it finally happened: Despite having two chances on a multiple-choice …

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Guest Commentary: Online Education

The recent growth of online education has been astounding.

Education

St. George's offers best practices on MOOC design for international audiences

Officials say course content and design are key to high enrollment and retention in open-source learning.

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10 Best Websites Like Coursera, Udacity and Other MOOCs

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Study Finds Tactics to Help Close Global MOOC Achievement Gap

<b>CLOSING THE MOOC GAP:</b> Advocates of massive open online courses (MOOCs) have touted their potential to make education more affordable and accessible …

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Harvard rolls out adaptive tech for MOOC offerings

Dive Brief:<p>Harvard University has announced a partnership with TutorGen to pilot adaptive technology in its Super Earth astrology and biology hybrid …

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Small interventions, big effects: Closing the MOOC achievement gap

Between 2012 and 2015, more than 25 million people enrolled in massive open online courses (MOOCs), including 39 percent from developing countries. …

Education

UK MOOC platform FutureLearn to offer 15,000 free certificates

Learners will be able to obtain a free Certificate of Achievement, which usually costs between £39 and £69, after completing the free courses offered …

eLearning

New Coursera education project targets governments and nonprofits - Silicon Valley Business Journal

Coursera CEO Rick Levin.<p>Coursera<p>The robots may be angling for our jobs, but Coursera could provide some relief.<p>The Mountain View-based edtech startup …

The future is online

Who would be a student today? What was once a relatively carefree occupation – an exciting step into the adult world, the opportunity to study for a …

“Stanford in Pakistan”

<b>It’s a small world after all</b><p>Stanford University is one of the partners of Coursera.org, one of the largest MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses) in the …

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Philosophy, football MOOCs draw Indians to top research university in Scotland

Scotland’s University of Edinburgh, known for its research, is attracting a number of Indians through its massive open online courses or MOOCs. And …

The State of the MOOC: What Associations Should Know

Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, have been around long enough that some strong takeaways are starting to show themselves. Read on to see what …

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Udacity launches deep learning nanodegree foundation program

Greater compute power and power efficiency has made deep learning algorithms ubiquitous in our world. Deep learning has found its way into self driving cars, convenience stores and hospitals. Yet the fight for top talent in the space remains fierce and is a bottleneck for reaching new industries …

How the Pioneers of the MOOC Got It Wrong

In 2011, when Stanford computer scientists Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig came up with the bright idea of streaming their robotics lectures over …

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Varsities should tap into Carnegie Mellon model

Editor,<p>I support this move to empower High Education Council (HEC) to take on the student loans programme; thanks to the minister to spearhead more …

The return of the MOOC: Established education providers v new contenders

The return of the MOOCEstablished education providers v new contenders<p>Alternative providers of education must solve the problems of cost and …

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HarvardX and MITx: Four Years of Open Online Courses -- Fall 2012 - Summer 2016 by Isaac Chuang, Andrew Dean Ho

In 2014 and 2015, a joint research team from Harvard University and MIT released summary reports describing the first two years of Harvard and MIT …

Harvard U, MIT Release Updated MOOC Report

• Participation in edX MOOCs has leveled off since the platform discontinued an option for learners to earn a free certificate of completion.<br>• About …

eLearning

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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MOOC enrollment drops at HarvardX and MITx after free certifications disappear

An internal study of the massive open online courses (MOOCs) offered by Harvard and MIT shows a serious decline in the number of students choosing to enroll and certify via these internet-accessible classrooms. 2016 only saw around half the participants as the previous year — likely due to the …

Moving forward with online courses

If you signed up for Mountains 101, the new, interdisciplinary University of Alberta course that launched on Monday, you’ve already learned that …

MathThink rides again

It’s been two years since I last wrote a post to this blog. Originally, that hiatus came about because other issues took most of my time, and …

How Online Education Can Fix Its Student Retention Problem - 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. Th...

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 …

MOOC users reach 58 million globally

The number of first-time users meanwhile reached 23 million – a quarter registering with regional MOOC platforms which have proliferated in the past …