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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

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…
Boston University Announces Online MBA on edX

Boston University Announces Online MBA on edX

Earlier this week, Boston University’s Questrom School of Business announced it will be launching an online MBA on edX. The new program will be the 10th MOOC-based master’s degree offered on edX and will receive its first student cohort in fall 2020. (For a complete list of rigorous online degrees, head to our article 35+…
MOOC-Based iMBA to Replace On-Campus MBA

MOOC-Based iMBA to Replace On-Campus MBA

On Friday, the Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign announced that it will be ending its on-campus MBA programs in favor of its MOOC-based iMBA and other similar degree programs. The iMBA, which the University of Illinois delivers in partnership with Coursera, was announced in 2015 and began accepting students in…
Imperial Announces Machine Learning Online Master’s on Coursera

Imperial Announces Machine Learning Online Master’s on Coursera

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

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…
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.

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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