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 [...]


MIT’s Free Creative Class For Creative Learners


An online experiment, learning by the seats of our pants … with you! This  free Learning Creative Learning course from the MIT Media Lab is a BIG experiment. For the first time, MIT Media Lab has opened the course to online participants.  Though the course starts on February 11th, but the sign-ups close on Friday the [...]


Big Trends In MOOCs

California-based MOOC provider Coursera

The rapid expansion of massive open online courses (MOOCs) has left many in international higher education asking how they can compete. With elite American universities dominating the emerging market, will foreign institutions be left behind? The California-based MOOC provider Coursera counts eight foreign institutions among its 33 university partners. Meanwhile, 12 universities in the United [...]


Five Big Trends To Define Higher Education In 2013


Introduction of MOOC (massive Open Online Course), explosive growth in online courses, increase in enrollment in online courses, these are some of the big trends that have transformed higher education in 2012. In 2012, new high growth players entered the online education sector. Universities aligned around interactive platforms. All these activities have helped popularize online [...]


MOOCs: Democratizing Education

Clay Shirky: ‘We lecture other people every day about learning from history. Now it’s our turn’

The top 250 colleges in the US cover only three per cent of the current US student population.
Outside the elite institutions, though, the other 75% of students in the US