Two top South African colleges are, surprisingly, offering huge online open courses – Moocs – to a large number of understudies through universal MOOC suppliers, composes Tanya Farber for Bdlive.
The University of the Witwatersrand, or Wits, a week ago said it was joining forces with no-nprofit MOOC supplier edx, which was established by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or MIT. The edx group in Africa has more than 200,000 understudies who will now have the capacity to get to free courses offered at Wits for which they will get an edx endorsement on fulfillment – and for which they won’t need to pay a penny.
While the courses will be open for enrolment towards the end of one year from now, learners needing Moocs through the University of Cape Town can enlist as right on time as one month from now.
College of Cape Town Deputy Vice-chancellor Sandra Klopper said: “The college has chosen to create its own particular Moocs on the grounds that it accepts that the college has information and discovering that would be of enthusiasm to individuals both by regional standards and in different parts of the world.”
In June, the college proclaimed it would be joining British-based MOOC supplier FutureLearn.