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September 2016

MOOCS – Disruptive innovation or technology?

A technology is considered disruptive when it affects an existing business model and/or the core values in the organisation where the technology is to be implemented. It not appear suddenly or in a vacuum: They are…

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Online Classes Get a Missing Piece: Teamwork (EdSurge News)

Most online courses are a solitary experience for learners. Students lack the ability to strike up an impromptu conversation about last week’s homework or compare notes with whoever’s sitting next to them in class. The absence of social interaction could be one reason behind high dropout rates in

An Online Education Breakthrough? A Master’s Degree for a Mere $7,000

A Georgia Tech computer science program at drastically reduced prices could change the way we think about the problem of college costs.

A new “MicroMasters” online learning program offered by major universities – The Hechinger Report

A new kind of credential has entered the crowded market for online learning. EdX, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit that provides online courses, announced last week the creation of 19 “MicroMasters” courses, a new type of online educational program. These courses are tailored master’s degree-level classes that can help students hone skills that will be immediately useful …

MQA launches guidelines to enable flexi-education & lifelong learning

PETALING JAYA: GREATER support is being put in place to enable Malaysians have the opportunity for a more flexible education and partake in lifelong learning with the launch of two guidelines developed by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) that took place here, today.

NIIT acquires MOOC platform provider Perceptron

NIIT, a management and training solutions company for corporates and individuals has acquired the business of edtech startup Perceptron.

Ten Most Popular MOOCs Starting in October 2016 — Class Central

The best new free online courses starting in October 2016

State of the MOOC 2016: A Year of Massive Landscape Change For Massive Open Online Courses

State of the MOOC 2016: A Year of Massive Landscape Change For Massive Open Online Courses

Online ‘Micro-Master’s’ Programs Extend Their Reach

More than a dozen institutions, including big names like Columbia and Michigan, will offer courses to students who haven’t gone through an admissions process.

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