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January 2016

Mapping a MOOC Reveals Global Patterns in Student Engagement

By looking at who comes from where, geographers can explore gender imbalance, achievement, and even motivation in open online courses.

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There’s a lot we’re not learning when we try to learn online

Online learning, in 2016, is no longer the cautious experiment it once was. Universities all over the world are warming up to the idea of internet-based degree programs, while free online education—popularly offered in the form of massive open online courses, or MOOCs—remains a booming area. There are obvious benefits: Online courses are accessible to anyone with a computer,…

Minister Jan O’Sullivan Launches MOOC as a 21st Century Learning Tool for Teachers | DCU


Blended Learning Essentials: Embedding Practice – University of Leeds

This is the second part of a course for the Vocational Education and Training sector to promote effective use of blended learning.

University of the Future (Part 2) – What’s Your Status? | The Star Online

There are lofty goals and expectations set for the university of the future.

New MOOC gives students inside look at music business

A new massive open online course launching Feb. 19 will give students the opportunity to learn from veteran Nashville musician and Vanderbilt Blair School of Music professor Jen Gunderman about the music industry in the United States, with the unique perspective gained by Vanderbilt University’s location in Nashville, Tennessee.

Big Data, Jobs, Mobile To Drive EdTech In 2016, Predict Coursera, Edx, Udacity Chiefs

What’s next for the online learning revolution?

Telefonica, Tsinghua University sign digital education deal

Telefonica and China’s Tsinghua University have announced an agreement to jointly promote digital education globally. The Spanish operator currently operates the largest Spanish and Portuguese Massive Open Online Course (“MOOC”) platform in the world, while Tsinghua is the operator of the largest Chinese MOOC equivalent. As part of the deal, both parties will promote each other’s online courses through their respective education platforms, including selected courses on Tsinghua’s platform that will be made available on Telefonica’s platform and vice versa. They will also share experience and know-how in the operation of these platforms, including big data and learning analytics, business model, and product innovation.

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