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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MIT’s Free Creative Class For Creative Learners

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Five Big Trends To Define Higher Education In 2013

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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 [...]

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The Future Of Higher Education [INFOGRAPHIC]

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The rapid changes in Higher Education has been staggering. Have a look at the insightful infographic on the “Future of Higher Education”: RecommendShareTweetEmail Post

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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

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Online Courses: Technology’s Educational Value or Possibilities of Lower Costs?

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Are MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)  the answer to our pedagogical shortcomings? Are MOOCs due to the technology’s intrinsic educational value or to the seductive possibilities of lower costs? A MOOC is massive open online course; it is a tuition-free course taught over the Web to a large number of students.The current wave  of MOOCs [...]

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Massive Open Online Courses: Tool For Democratizing Higher Education

MOOCs are used as a tool for democratizing higher education. While the vast potential of free online courses has excited theoretical interest for decades, in the past few months hundreds of thousands of motivated students around the world who lack access to elite universities have been embracing them as a path toward sophisticated skills and high-paying jobs, without paying tuition or collecting a college degree.

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