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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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 [...]

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

Massive Open Online Courses

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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creativeLIVE Received $7.5 m Investment From Greylock Partners

creativeLIVE , a live, online classroom for creative entrepreneurs, has just announced that it has received a $7.5 million Series A investment from Greylock Partners.

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New York Univ And Codecademy To Teach Computer Programming

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The department of media, culture, and communication in NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development recently announced a partnership with Codecademy to provide a 10-week programming course this semester.

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Online Courses vs. Class Room Teaching: Self-improvement vs. Self-formation

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“At Ursinus College, where I teach, the faculty and administration work individually and collectively to help our students cultivate judgment…College should be a transformative experience for them, and they will need guidance.” “In a classroom setting, peer review can work wonders. With a teacher’s guidance, students learn to evaluate complex material, to criticize and to benefit [...]

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