Who Take MOOCs?

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Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have commanded considerable public attention due to their sudden rise and disruptive potential. But there are no robust, published data that describe who is taking these courses and why they are doing so. As such, we do not yet know how transformative the MOOC phenomenon can or will be. University [...]

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Open Educational Resource university (OERu) Launched

OERu

You can study world-class courses for free and count them towards real qualifications. This is the future of tertiary learning with the launch of the Open Educational Resource university (OERu). The university was unveiled on November 1, 2013. The OERu will provide more affordable ways for learners to gain academic credit towards qualifications from recognised [...]

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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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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 [...]

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