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This month the Online Education Policy Initiative at MIT released a study done on how to further education in all aspects, with a focus on online education. The study has four focus zones: interdisciplinary collaboration, online educational technologies, learning engineers, and institutional/organizational change. The overarching message of the study is that while all fields are

Connectivism and Connective Knowledge is considered the first MOOC ever offered. This was back in 2008. Five years later and MOOC is a household term. A student in Calcutta India and another in Stockholm Sweden, can at the same time enroll in the course Fundamentals of NeuroScience, Part 1, or for that matter, any other

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Jonathan Haber and Scott Young are testing out the efficiency, integrity, and ultimate usefulness of MOOCs. Jonathan Haber documents in his blog, Degree of Freedom, his attempt to complete a 4-year Liberal Arts BA exclusively through online learning in just twelve months. Scott Young has previously —and successfully — done a similar experiment, although a

The University of Wisconsin-Madison offers for the first time four pilot MOOCs.The UW’s initiative is the result of a partnership agreed upon with MOOC provider Coursera. The latter is one of the leading MOOC providers, offering to thousands of people free access to top university courses. The UW seeks to complement and strengthen the education

With the rising popularity of Massive Open Online Course – or MOOC – classes for students, it is only fitting that educators be able to learn new tricks of the trade the same way. A MOOC-Ed – that is, MOOC for Educators – has become available, bringing educators flexible ways to improve not only student results

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