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Learning with MOOCs 2019: Abstracts Due May 1st

The sixth annual Learning with MOOCs conference will take place in Milwaukee, USA, from October 23 to 25, 2019. As its name suggests, the conference is dedicated to online education with a focus on MOOCs — from how they’re designed and delivered to how they’re influencing the future of education at large. This year, the…
Getting Ready for EMOOCs 2019

Getting Ready for EMOOCs 2019

We’re on our way to Italy! The big European MOOC conference, EMOOCs, is happening next month in the coastal city of Naples. The conference will tackle some big, future-oriented themes, including how higher education can respond to the demands of the information economy, reskilling and upskilling the workforce, and data and technology in education. Perhaps…

Learning With MOOCS VI: Abstract Due May 1st

The sixth annual Learning with MOOCs conference will take place in Milwaukee, USA, from October 23 to 25, 2019. As its name suggests, the conference is dedicated to online education with a focus on MOOCs — from how they are designed to how they are delivered. This year, the conference’s theme is “Enhancing Workforce Diversity…
Udacity Lays Off 20% of Staff, Continues Transformation

Udacity Lays Off 20% of Staff, Continues Transformation

In new round of layoffs, Udacity cuts one fifth of its workforce. Measure is part of new leadership plan to turn company around. Other measures include restructuring leadership, downsizing offices. Class Central also notices that Udacity has frozen hiring, didn’t launch new scholarships, and hasn’t announced an Intersect Conference so far this year. Earlier this…
In India, MOOCs Are Now Part of the Education System

In India, MOOCs Are Now Part of the Education System

SWAYAM exams underway — tweeted by R. Subrahmanyam, India’s Education Secretary In December 2018, 3,800 students flocked to exam centers across India to sit exams for courses taken on SWAYAM, India’s national MOOC platform. It was the first time SWAYAM exams were organized. And what made these special is that, although SWAYAM courses are offered…
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…
We’ve Lost Our Hyphen!

We’ve Lost Our Hyphen!

Take a look at the URL bar in your browser. Does something look a little different? That’s right, Class Central no longer has a hyphenated domain name. Last week we went from www.class-central.com to www.classcentral.com, all one word. Losing a hyphen may seem like a small thing, but make no mistake, switching to a Forever…
FutureLearn’s Unlimited: One Price for the Entire Catalog

FutureLearn’s Unlimited: One Price for the Entire Catalog

FutureLearn, the UK-based MOOC provider, just launched a new plan that lets learners pay a single price to access most of FutureLearn’s catalog. Unlimited costs $269 and gives users access to the catalog for a single year and does not automatically roll over. For now Unlimited is available for a discounted rate of $199 (until May 11, 2019).…
What Kind Of Online Learner Are You?

What Kind Of Online Learner Are You?

The MOOC platform FutureLearn recently published a series of articles exploring who its learners are. Based on a survey of 7,000 learners, FutureLearn’s User Experience Researcher Tracey Walker identified seven archetypes, corresponding to seven patterns of behavior among users of FutureLearn. Walker grouped these archetypes into three types: Work and Study, Personal Life, and Leisure.…
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…

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