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University of Queensland to offer free online courses

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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 »

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

University of Tokyo

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 »

University of Minnesota, UW-Madison follow trend of offering free online courses

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The University of Minnesota and University of Wisconsin-Madison are among a growing number of universities offering free online courses through their websites. The schools are among 29 institutions newly partnering with Coursera, of Mountain View, Calif., in offering “massive open online courses,” or MOOCs. The courses have attracted millions of students and have allowed people from all walks of life ... Read More » • Free Website Templates - Downlaod Full Themes