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On Our Way to LWMOOCs in Milwaukee

On Our Way to LWMOOCs in Milwaukee

Early this year, Class Central published a list of conferences relevant to MOOCs and online learning. Two of the conferences on that list dedicate themselves entirely to MOOCs — EMOOCs and Learning with MOOCs (LWMOOCs). Class Central attended EMOOCs earlier this year in Naples, Italy;  and we’ll be heading to Milwaukee, Wisconsin this October for…
Massive List of MOOC Providers Around The World

Massive List of MOOC Providers Around The World

Back in October 2011, Stanford professors launched three free online courses, open to the public. One by one, these courses went massive, with enrollments topping 100,000 students each. Soon the media was calling these courses MOOCs, short for massive open online courses. Since then more than 900 universities around the world have launched free online…
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+…
A Complete List of SWAYAM Free Online Courses and MOOCs (2019)

A Complete List of SWAYAM Free Online Courses and MOOCs (2019)

SWAYAM is India’s national MOOC platform, designed to achieve the three cardinal principles of India’s Education Policy: access, equity and quality. Class Central has been keeping track of SWAYAM’s progress since it was first announced back in August 2014.  Since it beta launched in July 2017, it has seen over 10 million learners. At the…
European MOOC Platforms Plan New Generation of Microcredentials

European MOOC Platforms Plan New Generation of Microcredentials

Europe’s main MOOC providers have partnered to create new microcredentials that will allow learners to earn academic credit while gaining in-demand skills. The initiative, called Common Microcredentials Framework, is spearheaded by the European MOOC Consortium, which comprises Europe’s largest MOOC providers: FutureLearn, which is based in the UK and has 9 million learners. Miriada X,…
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…
Canvas Network to Focus on Professional Development for Educators

Canvas Network to Focus on Professional Development for Educators

Established in late 2012, Canvas Network has released more than 500 free self-paced and session-based courses from many institutions. In the 2015 progress report, Canvas Network mentioned that it “has enabled institutions, teachers, and students worldwide to connect and chart their own course for personal growth, professional development, and academic inquiry.” More recently, Canvas announced…
Udacity Doubles Prices, Relaunches 1-on-1 Mentorships & Career Coaching

Udacity Doubles Prices, Relaunches 1-on-1 Mentorships & Career Coaching

Last week, Sebastian Thrun, CEO of the $1B e-learning startup Udacity, made three important announcements: New Prices: Udacity is revamping its Nanodegree pricing scheme: fixed fees are replaced by a $399 monthly fee — amounting to a significant overall price hike. New Mentors: Udacity is expanding its mentorship model to offer more individualized, end-to-end support…

Learning with MOOCs 2019: Abstracts Due May 15

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…
Coursera and FutureLearn Raise Big Rounds from the Same Investor

Coursera and FutureLearn Raise Big Rounds from the Same Investor

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…

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