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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MOOCs At The Crossroads

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In a major setback to MOOCs education, San Jose University recently, announced to suspend  its for credit courses on the Udacity website after more than half of those who enrolled on their courses failed to pass them. The end of the experiment represents a blow for MOOC sites hoping to use the San Jose experiment [...]

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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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Learn Anything In Peers’ Company

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“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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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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