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Universities under threat from MOOC revolution

Online MBA

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 »

India’s virtually challenged universities

Online education

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 »

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

Coursera

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 »

Tsinghua University offers online courses

Tsinghua University

Tsinghua University will offer several Internet courses as part of an attempt to develop an online syllabus, principal Chen Jining said at the Massive Online Education Forum held in Beijing on June 3. There has been a boom in online education since Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, first became popular in American universities last year. Millions of students from ... Read More »

University of Queensland to offer free online courses

University of Queensland

By Tim Dodd University of Queensland vice chancellor Peter Hoj has joined the rush to ­provide free online courses because he believes there is a fundamental change under way in higher education. After announcing last week that UQ would join edX, the massive open online course (MOOC) provider founded by Harvard and MIT, Professor Hoj said he believed universities could ... Read More »

Elite American Universities Offering Free Online Courses

Elite American Universities

WASHINGTON, (RIA Novosti) An increasing number of prominent colleges and universities in the United States are offering free online classes through a series of new high-profile ventures aimed at overhauling higher education in the country. “Higher education is ripe for innovation: it is too expensive and limited to a few,” said John Doerr a venture capitalist who invested in Coursea, ... Read More »

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