Friday, October 25, 2013

MOOCs, again!

It's not the first time I write about MOOCs. MOOCs (Massive open online courses) provide online access for all. 

On the first post MOOCs in a simple way I introduced the 'a-ha' in Higher Education and completed with a video published in The New York Times 

MOOCs are offered not only from universities using their own or a shared platform, but also from nonprofit organizations, trade associations or single businesses or even from an individual using free online course builder tools to create their own MOOC.

Here two infographics that show the impact of coursera in Europe and all around the world.

just to help you visualize this potential by compiling the existing European MOOCs and all around the world MOOCs at the moment:

Find more education infographics on e-Learning Infographics

As a member of Open Education Europa, I read every day the last updates and I could find the source of European MOOCs Scoreboard Infographic. Please read the entire information.

via The Next Web

Impressive, isn't it? In just two years (this started in 2011) Coursera has grown "from a revolutionary idea to thriving community of more than 100 partners institutions, 5 million+ students from 190  countries, and 500+ courses across a diverse range of disciplines"?

So many countries, languages, and educational backgrounds represented! This is an important movement promoting lifelong education for everyone from every corner of the globe.

There are another two important links that you must read or follow:

The first one is the last post, a fantastic pithy contribution by Tony Bates : Is there a future for distance education?.

The second is the Conference: No way back? Exploring the impact, data and potential of MOOCS that will take part at University of Southampton, November 06, 2013, an one day conference.


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