Asia’s First MOOC Launched

Naubahar Sharif

“Science, Technology and Society in China”, a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) launched on the Coursera platform, has received overwhelming response from students. Some 17,000 students have registered for the three-week course, which began on 4 April. Billed as Asia’s first MOOC, the course was launched by Naubahar Sharif who teaches science, technology and innovation [...]


Educomp Exits IndiaCan


Educomp Solutions  has sold 50% of its stake in IndiaCan, a vocational training business to Pearson, its JV partner in the venture. IndiaCan  is a JV that was started between Educomp and Pearson in 2009 to tap on the vocational training market in India. For Educomp, this is a third in a series of exits [...]


Class2Go To Merge With edEx


Stanford’s online course platform Class2Go  has announced  to merge with edX . The new alliance is expected to produce a joint open source online learning platform that will first be available in June this year. edX is a non-profit online learning enterprise founded by Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). EdX, which was [...]


Financing Your Course At LBS

London Business Schools

Various loan programmes that you can avail of to finance your studies at London Business Schools: Prodigy Finance Loan Programme Prodigy Finance Loan Programme , an innovative way of helping students finance their MBA or Full-time Masters in Finance programme. Prodigy Finance works with community stakeholders, primarily the School itself, but also other investors, to [...]


Why Social LMS Is Better Than Classroom Tools


“Learning Management System(LMS)  helps  knowledge management (informal or formal information).  It’s OK to admit that your    business needs that – you are not alone”, Jeffrey Roth says while giving 5 Reasons Why Business Should Choose Social LMSs . A social LMS is a solution that integrates eLearning and collaboration tools into the traditional LMS functionality to [...]


Fun Learning With Futurelearn

Fun Learning With Futurelearn

“Going into an online environment to learn is fun, social, an alternative to television and some of the other things you do for entertainment at night”, Simon Nelson, CEO of Futurelearn  says. The role that entertainment plays in learning is often overlooked. Take a glance at massive open online courses (MOOCs). They’re often very conventional, [...]


MBA Experience For Medical Professionals


Indiana University’s  Kelley School of Business  is the latest to tailor MBA experience to medical professionals. In September 2013, it will launch Kelley Business of Medicine MBA, a hybrid online and in-residence degree targeting experienced doctors. Kelley’s two-year program aims to accommodate practicing physicians by offering half of the curriculum online —the remaining portion will be [...]


MasteryConnect gets funding boost


Recently, MasteryConnect  raised $4.1 million in series A financing, a round that will remain open for the next month or so. Catamount Ventures led the investment, while the second-largest chunk came from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, with contributions from Deborah Quazzo of GSV Advisors and existing investor, LearnCapital. The new round adds to [...]


HBMeU Launches Social Online Learning


UAE-based Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University (HBMeU) has launched its Social Online Learning (SOL) initiative through the social networking site Facebook. The move is part of the University’s strategy to expand its core academic offerings to include competitively-priced social online learning services that feature training courses in math, science, information technology, English language, business skills and [...]


Learn Anything In Peers’ Company

DLD (Digital – Life – Design)

“We all have the ability to create more and not just consume on the web.” -Zach Sims, CEO, Codecademy Speaking at the invite-only DLD (Digital – Life – Design) conference in Munich, Codecademy’s co-founder and CEO Zach Sims said, “You should learn anything interactively and in the company of your peers.” To him, it is the one [...]