Google is teaming up with EdX, an open-source online education nonprofit started by Harvard and MIT, to create a new site that EdX’s president compared to a “YouTube for MOOCs.” The site is called mooc.org—MOOC being the unfortunate acronym for...
“ For the first time, online education startup Coursera is sharing details on how it’s faring on the money-making front: the company said it’s earned $1 million from the verified certificate program it launched in January.”http://www.scoop.it/t/easy-mooc
Via Lucas Gruez
“Frequently Asked Questions on MOOCs. MOOCs are still maturing as a concept but there is a lot of buzz around them. Open education is taking the education sector by storm and MOOCs are the fortrunners.”
Via Daniel Tan
Earlier this year, MOOCs were huge. Lots of people were talking about how MOOCs were going to change the face of education, and for good reason. They garnered the attention of lots of folks, from VC investors to big name universities. Currently, there’s somewhat less buzz happening about MOOCs. But they’re still out there, happening and evolving while we’re busy doing other things. I do find it useful to regularly be able to take the temperature, so to speak, of what people are thinking and what’s actually happening with MOOC trends, which the handy infographic belowdoes wonderfully. Keep reading to learn more.