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Hone your research skills to satisfy your curiosity

Massive open online courses

The University of Southampton has launched a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to help people improve their research project skills and share ideas. The ‘Developing your research project’ MOOC will enable anyone to study online, for free, wherever they are in the world – guiding them through every step of the research process, from developing a hypothesis and finding sources, ... Read More »

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 »

Temple University to offer its first massive open online course

Temple University

Temple University will begin offering its first MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) through its business school, officials announced Wednesday. The four-week class – Quantitative Methods for Business – will begin in September. It comes through Temple’s Fox School of Business Online MBA program and will  be offered via Blackboard’s platform, Temple said. Darin Kapanjie, managing director of Fox Online and ... 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 »

CSU invites students to try IT doctorate for free

Charles Sturt University

Charles Sturt University (CSU) is offering a free, five week long, online course to give prospective students a sense of what it would be like to undertake an IT doctorate. CSU adjunct senior lecturer at Charles Sturt University and CEO of IT Masters Mr Martin Hale said the course is designed for anyone who might be interested in doing an ... 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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