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Coursera and Uniandes Announce Software Engineering Master: the First MOOC-Based Degree Taught in Spanish

Coursera and Uniandes Announce Software Engineering Master: the First MOOC-Based Degree Taught in Spanish

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Uniandes Campus (Bogota, Colombia) Coursera is working with the University of Los Andes (Colombia), or Uniandes for short, to develop an online master’s degree in software engineering. Applications are set to open in Summer 2020, and the program is set to start the following year. Uniandes is a top-10 ranked university in Latin America, according…
University of Michigan Now Has MOOCs on Three Major Platforms

University of Michigan Now Has MOOCs on Three Major Platforms

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FutureLearn and the University of Michigan (U-M) have recently announced a partnership with three MOOCs to start on October 14 and more to come in the future. This means that U-M now has courses on three large MOOC providers: Coursera, edX, and FutureLearn. U-M already has a range of courses on Coursera and edX. The…
MOOCWatch 20: Coursera’s Acquisition; Udacity’s New CEO; Top 100 MOOCs of All Time

MOOCWatch 20: Coursera’s Acquisition; Udacity’s New CEO; Top 100 MOOCs of All Time

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With many MOOC stories focussing on careers, this article written by a professor at Tsinghua University is a reminder that MOOCs can fill different roles in people’s lives. Even with the limitations of Google Translate, it’s an interesting read. Thanks to our newest team member Rui from China for this link. While MOOCs are often…
Coursera and FutureLearn Raise Big Rounds from the Same Investor

Coursera and FutureLearn Raise Big Rounds from the Same Investor

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Last week, Coursera announced their Series E round of $103M, led by Australia’s SEEK group. And this week FutureLearn announced that they raised £50M ($65M) from the same investor. In the case of FutureLearn, SEEK was the sole investor and took a 50% stake in the company. SEEK group is Australia’s number 1 job matching…
Imperial Announces Machine Learning Online Master’s on Coursera

Imperial Announces Machine Learning Online Master’s on Coursera

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Today, Imperial College London announced it will be launching an online master’s degree in machine learning. The program will be offered on Coursera and will welcome its first learners cohort in fall 2020. Imperial is ranked among the world’s top ten universities by QS and Times Higher Education. The degree will be the second offered…
35+ Legit Master’s Degrees You Can Now Earn Completely Online

35+ Legit Master’s Degrees You Can Now Earn Completely Online

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Starting several years ago, massive open online course (MOOC) providers began releasing online degree programs, in partnership with universities. This trend started out slowly, but has been gaining momentum. The first MOOC-based degree, the Online Master of Science in Computer Science (OMSCS) from Georgia Tech and Udacity, was announced back in 2013. It took two…
The Coursera Community, a New Discussion Forum

The Coursera Community, a New Discussion Forum

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Disclosure: Class Central is learner-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. February 17, 2019 2 minute read Comments Until now, discussion forums have been limited to within single courses. When the course finished, connections would often be lost. Now, Coursera has come up with a platform-wide discussion board…
MOOCWatch 19: Coursera’s Revenue, Udacity’s CEO, and edX’s Master’s Degrees.

MOOCWatch 19: Coursera’s Revenue, Udacity’s CEO, and edX’s Master’s Degrees.

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The MOOC-based degrees trend continues, with edX announcing 7 new Master’s degrees, bringing the total on edX to 9. In a recent article, I explore five key ways MOOC-based degrees differ from traditional online degrees. Class Central contributor Manoel, who has done his entire higher education online, shares his thoughts on 10 characteristics that could…

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