MOOCs, SPOCs and next generation Open Access Learning
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MOOCs, SPOCs and next generation Open Access Learning
Examining the development of the Massive Open Online Course and its variants.
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Queensland unis to teach online for free

Queensland unis to teach online for free | MOOCs, SPOCs and next generation Open Access Learning | Scoop.it

Brisbane's original sandstone university is set to give academic content away for free as part of a revolutionary program transforming the business of higher education around the globe.

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UQ joins MOOCs movement

UQ joins MOOCs movement | MOOCs, SPOCs and next generation Open Access Learning | Scoop.it

The University of Queensland has become the latest institution to embrace open online learning, committing to offer up to 12 courses in a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) format over the next two years.

 

UQ has also entered into discussions with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to explore the benefits of online education for campus-based students.

 

Many universities haven’t responded proactively to a student need for online education said Phil Long, director of UQ’s Centre for Educational Innovation and Technology, meaning class recordings have taken on a role not originally intended.

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