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Stanford Online courses from all parts of campus are reaching millions of learners globally

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BY CLIFTON B. PARKER Stanford’s online learning initiative is growing at a fast pace and the university is looking far beyond the MOOC at how to best educate students in the 21st century. A new report highlights accomplishments in 2013 and eyes the future of research-driven innovation. Online education is changing the way we learn, where we learn and how ... Read More »

Florida bill calls for MOOC accreditation, FIU weighs options

Florida law is now requiring universities to accredit massively open online courses, which are currently free and not for credit. Their purpose, according to the University, is to provide an “open learning experience” along with what FIU Online Dean Joyce Elam calls “a taste of some of the leading academic programs at FIU.” The University is now weighing options on ... Read More »

Monash unveils first online FutureLearn courses

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Monash University has announced its first massive open online courses (MOOC) to be launched this year by partner FutureLearn, the UK-led MOOC provider. The University’s first two MOOCs will teach computer programming for creative design, and the science behind medicines used to treat major health issues such as heart disease, depression, diabetes and pain control. ‘Creative Coding’ and ‘The Science ... Read More »

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 »

Indian students can now discover dentistry with revolutionary digital course offered by the University of Sheffield

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UK based the University of Sheffield is continuing to remove the barriers to higher education for people across the world with a new and exciting online dentistry course which is free and accessible to all. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are transforming education by giving everyone the unique opportunity to take part in a high quality, flexible and innovative learning ... Read More »

New maths MOOC revealed by FutureLearn

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A maths course from Loughborough University is one of eight new massive open online courses (MOOCs) unveiled by FutureLearn. Getting a grip on mathematical symbolism will teach aspiring engineers and scientists to think mathematically and explore essential concepts. The three-week course begins on 28 April. “This course is designed for anyone planning to embark upon studies in science or engineering ... Read More »

French universities go online with MOOCs

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France’s higher education system is going online with an extra eight million euros being invested in Massive Open Online Courses (Moocs). France’s Minister for Higher Education, Geneviève Fioraso announced the new funding in addition to 12 million euros already planned to develop these online courses. The first eight French Moocs start Thursday, via the French platform called France Université Numérique ... 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 »

University of Waikato launches MOOC on data mining

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The first MOOC (massive open online course) from a New Zealand university was launched by the University of Waikato this week in one of the most exciting fields of contemporary computer science – data mining. For the University of Waikato’s Department of Computer Science, the choice of Data Mining with Weka for a MOOC was an obvious one – students ... Read More »

US universities look to online programmes

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By Michael Vasquez  Measured strictly by size, the University of Florida’s recent Fundamentals of Human Nutrition class was a resounding success. The class, offered this past spring, was UF’s first foray into the online trend of massive open online courses, or MOOCs. The class was open to anyone interested, from around the world, and more than 69,000 students signed up. ... Read More »

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