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Universities under threat from MOOC revolution

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By RYUICHI KANARI It’s been called the biggest educational revolution in centuries, an increasingly popular movement that could shape the future of higher learning around the globe. And it could also threaten the very raison d’etre of universities. The revolution goes by the name of MOOC, or Massive Open Online Courses, and almost 10 million students have already signed up ... Read More »

Coursera launches specializations with 10 universities


Coursera announced Specializations, a new type of certificate program that allows students to follow university-led tracks and develop mastery in a particular subject. The startup says it’s like “a real-world major with immediate applications” to your long-term education and career. The program was developed in close partnership with top universities and professors, but that’s not unique to Coursera. The twist ... Read More »

India’s virtually challenged universities

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Students the world over complain about the expense of higher education and how difficult it is to get into a college or university of their choice. Everyone desires to get into the best institution since that is perceived to be, if not a guarantee to a good job, at least a way to smoothen one’s chances. The US is facing ... Read More »

More than 5,000 sign up for University of Kentucky’s free online chemistry course

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More than 5,000 students have signed up for the University of Kentucky‘s first foray into free online instruction. Two chemistry teachers at UK designed a class to help high school students better prepare for Advanced Placement or college chemistry. The class is UK’s first massive online open course, or MOOC, offered through Coursera, one of the nation’s largest providers of ... Read More »

US-based MOOCs consortia in tie-ups with Indian universities for taking content online


For 29-year-old Anil Kumar, a business consultant at Cognizant Technology Solutions, an online course in ‘gamification’ fast-tracked his career, earning him a consulting project for his firm in the US. Kumar learnt the concept from Coursera, a social entrepreneurship firm partnering with 33 top universities in the world that offer courses online for anyone to take for free. “Since gamification ... Read More »

UF first Florida school to offer free online courses

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When Wendell Porter lectures on global sustainable energy, more than 18,000 students will be listening. The University of Florida lecturer has developed a free course that is being offered online to anyone who wants to register — one of the first crop of classes debuting on Coursera, a website that partners with universities to host free courses online. Admission to ... Read More »

University of Tokyo to begin free online courses

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The University of Tokyo will begin offering free online courses as soon as by September, with a plan to issue certificates to people around the world recognised as having reached a sufficient level of achievement. The university will be the first in Japan to offer so-called Massive Open Online Courses, with similar programs provided by leading overseas universities, including Stanford ... Read More »

Coursera adds 29 new universities around the world


Free online course provider will be available in schools in China, Mexico, France, Italy and Spain The high cost of education is a big problem in this country, with student loan debt ballooning at an alarming rate. For that reason, it is understandable that a lot of people have been turning to online education, where they can earn a degree ... Read More »

Top universities offer free online education, business plan to follow

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Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are free, college-level courses available to anyone in the world. If you have access to a computer or tablet and the Web, then your choices of online learning courses are immense. Nursing, MBA and healthcare management masters degrees are all in high demand and available online. While some MOOCs charge a small fee, others are free. Coursera is ... Read More »

Arizona universities looking at free online courses to complement traditional offerings

Michael Hwan didn’t have to pay for the Stanford University computer science course he took online. The class on gamification – applying game techniques beyond games – from the University of Pennsylvania was also free. Hwan earned a psychology degree in 2011 from Arizona State University but was thinking about going back to school. Instead, he signed up for two ... Read More » • Free Website Templates - Downlaod Full Themes