HBMeU Launches Social Online Learning


UAE-based Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University (HBMeU) has launched its Social Online Learning (SOL) initiative through the social networking site Facebook. The move is part of the University’s strategy to expand its core academic offerings to include competitively-priced social online learning services that feature training courses in math, science, information technology, English language, business skills and [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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


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.


New York Univ And Codecademy To Teach Computer Programming


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.


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


“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 [...]


Class2Go: An Online Platform For Teaching And Research

Stanford Online

Stanford’s Computer Science Department has launched an online platform which allows professors the flexibility to incorporate other online tools and conduct research as they teach. The platform called Class2Go  has been developed by a team of eight engineers. Presently, Stanford offers 16 free online courses. And two of them will be available on Class2Go platform [...]


First Online, Flexible Study Journalism Degree


After launching online MA Professional Writing degree, UK-based University College Falmouth has launched online course in journalism. The course, titled BA (Hons) Journalism will be delivered 100 per cent online. The first of its kind journalism degree is designed as a flexible mode of study for students around the world who may not be able to [...]


Anywhere, Anytime, Now In Any Language Learning


In a bid to remove the last big hurdle towards universalizing of education, Coursera has joined hands with crowdsourced captioning service provider, Amara . Under the agreements, Amara will translate and transcribe Coursera’s courses in dozens of languages.