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A New (co-)CEO for edX: Previous President and COO Adam Medros

A New (co-)CEO for edX: Previous President and COO Adam Medros

EdX, the non-profit MOOC provider backed by MIT and Harvard, has announced the appointment of Adam Medros as co-CEO. He will lead the company alongside the founder and CEO Anant Agarwal. Adam joined edX back in October 2017 as the COO and President. He came from a 13-year stint at Tripadvisor (it’s like Class Central,…
Coursera News: First Acquisition, Degrees from Russia and Colombia, New Campus Program, and More

Coursera News: First Acquisition, Degrees from Russia and Colombia, New Campus Program, and More

Over the last two months, Coursera, the world’s leading MOOC platform — with its over 44 million users, 3,700 online courses, and 16 online degrees — made five important announcements: First Acquisition: Coursera acquired Rhyme, a startup dedicated to creating authoring tools for hands-on, online projects. New Online Degrees: Coursera announced two MOOC-based degrees: Uniandes…
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

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…
200 universities just launched 620+ free online courses. Here’s the full list.

200 universities just launched 620+ free online courses. Here’s the full list.

Class Central is a search engine, discovery platform, and review site for massive open online courses (MOOCs). We aggregate courses from many providers to help you find the best courses on almost any subject, wherever they exist. Through Class Central, you can find courses; review courses you’ve taken (and read other people’s reviews); follow universities,…
University of Glasgow Set to Launch Online Master’s in End of Life Studies on FutureLearn

University of Glasgow Set to Launch Online Master’s in End of Life Studies on...

University of Glasgow — Dumfries Rural Campus The University of Glasgow has announced that it will be launching an online master’s degree in end of life studies on FutureLearn, the leading European MOOC platform. The degree is currently in development and is set to receive its first student cohort in September 2020. A three-week taster…
Purdue University Announces Master’s in Electrical  and Computer Engineering on edX

Purdue University Announces Master’s in Electrical and Computer Engineering on edX

Purdue University became the 7th edX partner to launch a MOOC-based Master’s degree with the company. The Master’s in Electrical and Computer Engineering costs $22.5k and consists of 30 credits ($750/credit). It can take anywhere from 1 – 4 years to finish. This degree competes head-on with a similar degree from the University of Colorado,…
University of Michigan Now Has MOOCs on Three Major Platforms

University of Michigan Now Has MOOCs on Three Major Platforms

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

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…
Gabriel Dalporto Becomes Udacity’s New CEO

Gabriel Dalporto Becomes Udacity’s New CEO

Last week, the $1B e-learning startup Udacity announced the appointment of Gabriel Dalporto as its new CEO. The appointment marks the end of a 10-month search initiated following Vishal Makhijani’s departure from the helm of the company in October 2018. The search was overseen by Sebastian Thrun, Udacity co-founder and former CEO, who retook the…
World Conference on Online Learning 2019

World Conference on Online Learning 2019

The World Conference on Online Learning is one of the larger conferences in the online learning space. This year’s conference is being held in Dublin, Ireland, November 3-7. As its name suggests, the World Conference on Online Learning is truly global in scope. From more than 650 paper submissions, the organizers are expecting close to…

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