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Imperial College London has launched a range of free MBA taster courses for online learners. These are the first MOOCs offered by the Business School at Imperial College and are offered in collaboration with edX. The short courses are intended for students who are considering a full MBA degree course. […]

Imperial College Offers Free MBA Tasters


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Augmented reality and cloud computing are increasingly important technologies in the e-learning field. Jhansi Mary, a lead analyst at tech consultancy, Technavio, notes: “The e-learning market in the US is growing rapidly due to changes in the education sector, such as the introduction of education technology and online content to […]

New Technology in E-Learning


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The University of Michigan, a founding partner of Coursera, is to begin delivering courses on the edX platform this spring. The university’s Office of Digital Education & Innovation will launch the first of four programs, to include: Finance for Everyone: Smart Tools for Decision-Making; Data Science Ethics; Social Work: Meeting […]

U Michigan Expands to edX



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Latest figures from The Financial Times suggest that business schools are thriving and expanding thanks to the development of online content. They note that while business schools were ‘braced for disaster’ less than 5 years ago, fearing the impact of Moocs on their revenue streams, they have ultimately found online […]

Business Schools Embrace Online Learning


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In a recent Forbes article, Rick Levin, CEO of Coursera, argues that 2016 will be a crucial year in the development of online learning. He notes that online learning is now an integral part of both student and professional life, and suggests that three key trends in online education are […]

Online Learning Trends 2016


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A number of universities are in discussions aimed at giving academic credit for massive open online courses (Moocs). The universities, all charter members of US online course provider edX, are discussing an international alliance with other universities in which each of them will offer credit for Mooc courses originating with […]

International Credit System for Moocs on the Horizon



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According to a recent study by Technavio, the rising cost of education will help the global MOOCs market exceed $7 billion by 2019. The study suggests that MOOCs are gaining momentum across the globe because of their ability to offer free education across geographical boundaries and different time frames, making […]

Online courses are a disruptive force


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India is one of the world’s emerging markets, but a lack of highly skilled worked is in danger of restricting growth. Now SKILLSdox, a Canadian online education company, is collaborating with Mooc provider edX offering learners in India courses from the world’s best universities and institutions. 60 per cent of […]

OL Fuels Growth in India


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Research and Markets has announced the addition of a “Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) 2016 – 2020” report to their offering. The research assesses overall Mooc trends, sub-sectors, and impact across a range of industries. The report also analyzes the global MOOC market opportunity and forecasts overall revenue as well […]

New Mooc Study



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The PTC Academic Program have announced the release of a series of online courses available worldwide through Udemy. The courses focus on general product development and business strategies associated with the Internet of Things (IoT) and include presentations, demos and use cases. Jordan Cox, senior vice president, academic program, PTC […]

PTC Releases New Udemy Courses


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An annual update from the Babson Research Group, which has tracked online education in the US since 2002, has shown that the number of university students taking at least one distance-learning course increased 3.9% in 2015. Their study shows 13 years of non-stop on online courses. The update also reveals […]

Online Learning Continues to Grow


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The African Virtual University (AVU), an intergovernmental organisation, has used virtual learning to train 43,000 students since its creation in 1997. It recently opened 29 new distance learning centres, allowing students to take part in seminars nearly 8,000 miles away and achieve university level qualifications. In 2008, sub-Saharan Africa had […]

OL in sub-Saharan Africa