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April 2017

Can MOOC platforms galvanise universal education in India?

How successful have Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) platforms been in creating a level playing field for global education? YourStory spoke to Nikhil Sinh

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EdX Certificate Programs Aim to Deliver Immediate Pathways to Careers — Campus Technology

New edX programs, created in collaboration with industry professionals and universities, are designed to build or advance critical skills for in-demand careers like software development and data science.

Educators behind World’s Largest MOOC Launch New Course — Campus Technology

Coursera is making a big push to have people pay $49 to attend the program to earn a certificate; however, learners can gain access to all course materials for free by choosing to “audit” the course.

Massive Online Open Courses are back and they’re threatening universities

Universities are about to be hit by massive disruption as cheap, online education becomes commonplace.

11 Ways to Make Your Online Course Go Global as a Freelance Professor — Campus Technology

Author, speaker and qualified educator Sarah Cordiner explains how to get started as a freelance educator and reach a global student base online.

Peter Mellow’s insight:
Some nice practical tips on marketing your online course (MOOC).

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, HEC Paris Launch Master’s Degrees on Coursera — Campus Technology

The two institutions have teamed up with online learning company Coursera to launch online master’s degree programs in accounting and entrepreneurship.

The road to real results for online learning in developing countries | Devex

At the headquarters of online education company Coursera in Mountain View, California, a world map with strings and push pins notes all the universities offering massive online open courses, or MOOCs, on its website.

Coursera offers distance learning courses, including free and paid-for options, run by around 150 universities across 29 countries. Forty-five percent of Coursera’s 24 million users are from developing countries, and the company is working to increase that number.

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