There is growing recognition among traditional learning providers such as schools and colleges that online learning can provide a solution to some of their greatest challenges. In these days of budget cuts and falling school rolls, it has become ever more difficult to provide children and young people with a […]

Online Learning as a Mainstream Solution

by Krista Wallace Increase in mature students using online learning to further their education Online learning has created new opportunities for adults wishing to further their education whilst balancing a full-time job and home life. The National states that more and more professionals are turning to E-learning courses to gain […]

Increase in Adult Learners Online

by Krista Wallace In a major reform, new government legislation introduced by New Zealand Education Minister Hekia Parata will allow students to enrol with accredited online learning providers instead of attending school, says the New Zealand Herald. Under new education reforms, any registered school, polytechnic or approved body will be […]

Online Learning in New Zealand

by Krista Wallace Online learning allows learners to acquire new skills and qualifications; it is becoming more and more popular with students who require a balance between coursework and their professional life. Employers are now giving more importance to qualifications achieved through online learning, as many courses rapidly adapt to […]

7 Trends in Online Learning

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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