Online Learning Going Beyond MOOCs

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  It was more than a year ago when Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) have burst onto the scene. The online movement has been spearheaded mostly by Coursera, edX, and Udacity. Students in countries like India and Brazil have been signing up in droves for these massive open online courses, or MOOCs, offered for free [...]

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Blended Learning: Combining Face-to-Face and Online Education

Blended Learning

Disruptive innovations fundamentally transform a sector by replacing expensive, complicated, and inaccessible products or services with much less expensive, simpler and more convenient alternatives. Blended learning is a disruptive innovation in education that can take many forms. Blended learning refers to any time a student learns, at least in part, at a brick-and-mortar facility and [...]

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Class2Go To Merge With edEx

EdX

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 [...]

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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, [...]

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Berkeley To Join EdX: The Free Online Learning Partnership

Berkeley

In the tussle to have a niche role in the world of online education, the University of California, Berkeley, has joined edX, the free nonprofit online learning venture founded by Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Berkeley will be offering two courses, contributing new open-source technology and heading a soon-to-be-formed consortium of universities joining [...]

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Bill Gates On The Future of Higher Education

Bill Gates

Bill Gates talks about his vision for how colleges can be transformed through technology.

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Online Education Heading For Infotainment

As more and more universities and colleges are moving into the crowded and distractible world of the Web and offering online courses, they realize the importance of appearance. They are vying for students’ attention, which is under assault from all sort of entertainment. That’s why they are turning education into infotainment.

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Harvard And MIT Offer Online Classes Free Leveraging EdX

Hey Distance learners !  Seemingly a manna from academic heaven. Harvard University joins hands with The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with the announcement of  their new non-profit edX online learning initiative , which will provide impetus to on-campus teaching and, more importantly, make courses from both schools available to people around the world for free. Through [...]

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