Massive open online course or MOOC, is a free online course with extremely large class sizes, where students individually participate in learning from a well-established professor via an online platform like Coursera. However, MOOCs aren’t like any other online course. MOOCs are designed to create a community with students and professors through online content like
Receiving an MBA from Harvard Business School has long been a pinnacle of achievement in the business world. The program is beginning to undergo changes with the implementation of HBX, the online courses offered within the business school’s program. Based in part on HarvardX, Harvard’s previous online course offering system, HBX looks to innovate the
Theresa, McBain, a former Methodist minister, has been ousted from her position with a Humanist group at Harvard after admitting she overstated her educational experience. The resulting fallout shows why it is so important to follow up and ensure that when verifying credentials, you are getting the best information possible. In the case of Ms.
The North Carolina Chapel Hill University has been under public scrutiny again after more details have leaked regarding its academic-fraud scandal, according to which, 384 students and alumni took fraudulent classes in the African Studies department. The scandal was examined by the Southern Association of College and Schools Commission (SACSC), the review panel revealed that
The Penn State University’s five MOOCs offered through Coursera, attracted more than 300,000 sign-ups, a number that surprised the MOOCs faculty. Students weren’t the only ones getting something out of these MOOCs, the professors gained valuable insights from the MOOC teaching experience. The students’ increased and unprecedented engagement showed that the free online learning model