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

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

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

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

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

A course offered by Advance Learning Interactive Systems Online (Alison), a Massive Open Online Course (Mooc) provider, is playing a key role in the battle against Ebola. The Ebola learning programme launched in August is helping to spread awareness and knowledge about the disease. Not only are participants better able […]

Online Courses in Fight Against Ebola

As almost 7 million students begin their courses at Chinese universities, an increasing number of students are turning to online courses. These students are attracted by less rigid methods of teaching in most online courses and their lower cost. Over 700,000 Chinese students have signed up for courses offered by […]

Online Learning In China

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