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UK 'biggest online university course' - BBC News

UK 'biggest online university course' - BBC News | MOOC news | Scoop.it
A UK online university service is claiming to have the biggest course, with 360,000 students enrolled.
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FutureLearn ‘delighted’ at response to first Moocs

FutureLearn ‘delighted’ at response to first Moocs | MOOC news | Scoop.it
User data for initial online offerings show that 13% of those who sign up finish their courses
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Universities Minister David Willetts discusses MOOC potential at Edge Hill Conference - YouTube

Minister for Universities and Science David Willetts spoke at The Digital University: MOOCs and the Humanities Conference at Edge Hill University. During his...
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Mobile Moocs: a new way of learning - Telegraph

Mobile Moocs: a new way of learning - Telegraph | MOOC news | Scoop.it
An app isn't going to provide large scale learning programmes, but mobile Moocs will start to build a new way of thinking about professional qualifications, says Michael Curry
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The irresistible urge for students to talk

The irresistible urge for students to talk | MOOC news | Scoop.it
Instead of abolishing traditional classrooms, online universities are opening new ones
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Moocs: students in the global south are wary of a 'sage on the stage'

Moocs: students in the global south are wary of a 'sage on the stage' | MOOC news | Scoop.it
Unless universities adapt the curriculum to suit the needs of students in emerging economies, free online courses will have no relevance
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Online courses 'create divisions'

Online courses 'create divisions' | MOOC news | Scoop.it
Mary Beard and Martin Bean discuss the opportunities and potential problems created by massive open online courses (Moocs).
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Has the ‘MOOC Revolution’ Drifted Off Course?

Has the ‘MOOC Revolution’ Drifted Off Course? | MOOC news | Scoop.it
In 2012, "massive open online courses" were lauded as the most important trend in higher education. But this year, educators and even students rebelled against the rapid expansion of online learning.
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Moocs: edX unveils Arab initiative, Udacity rethinks ‘lousy product’

Moocs: edX unveils Arab initiative, Udacity rethinks ‘lousy product’ | MOOC news | Scoop.it
Harvard/MIT platform sees ‘huge demand’ as rival shifts approach
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London online course draws 200,000

London online course draws 200,000 | MOOC news | Scoop.it
The first annual figures from a UK online course show a high initial take-up, but also a high dropout rate.
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University of Manchester joins Coursera

University of Manchester joins Coursera | MOOC news | Scoop.it
The University of Manchester has become the third UK university to join the US massive open online course platform Coursera.
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FutureLearn is go, but it is not quite the finished article

FutureLearn is go, but it is not quite the finished article | MOOC news | Scoop.it
‘In beta’ UK platform advances cautiously into global Mooc marketplace
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Moocs tsunami will wash away campus detritus, says Stephen Haggard

Moocs tsunami will wash away campus detritus, says Stephen Haggard | MOOC news | Scoop.it
Massive open online courses will move from mania to mundanity, making e-learning the norm, predicts Stephen Haggard
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Reputations at risk as platforms fail to screen Moocs

Reputations at risk as platforms fail to screen Moocs | MOOC news | Scoop.it
Poor-quality courses on platforms such as Coursera, edX and Udacity could cause reputational damage to universities, says Oxford expert
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Online FE courses to become 'the norm, not the exception' - Education - TES News

Online FE courses to become 'the norm, not the exception' - Education - TES News | MOOC news | Scoop.it
Breaking education news about schools and further education. Find leading opinion, podcasts, comment and analysis on education from TES News
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Employers could turn to bespoke Moocs, Willetts says

Employers could turn to bespoke Moocs, Willetts says | MOOC news | Scoop.it
Courses with ‘de facto’ accreditation might address frustration at lack of graduates’ skills, minister says
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Zombie apocalypse: The future of universities?

Zombie apocalypse: The future of universities? | MOOC news | Scoop.it
A US university is going to create an online course based on the TV drama the Walking Dead.
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FutureLearn Mooc to offer route to accountancy credit

FutureLearn Mooc to offer route to accountancy credit | MOOC news | Scoop.it
Exeter offering to start this September
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How can universities stop students cheating online?

How can universities stop students cheating online? | MOOC news | Scoop.it
From keyboards that recognise your typing style to university honour codes – course providers are finding new ways to stop plagiarism among students
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‘Spooky Mooc’ students shun Edge Hill academic credit

‘Spooky Mooc’ students shun Edge Hill academic credit | MOOC news | Scoop.it
University’s Vampire Fictions course ends with no participants opting to pay for official recognition of their achievement
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After Setbacks, Online Courses Are Rethought

After Setbacks, Online Courses Are Rethought | MOOC news | Scoop.it
Large-scale online courses, hailed as a way to democratize higher education, have so far been plagued by very high attrition rates.
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New FutureLearn Moocs unveiled

New FutureLearn Moocs unveiled | MOOC news | Scoop.it
A course designed to prepare students for their time at university is among nine new offerings from massive open online course provider FutureLearn
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Mooc rival OERu puts accreditation on menu

Mooc rival OERu puts accreditation on menu | MOOC news | Scoop.it
Coursework to be assessed for academic credit by member institutions
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Moocs hotly debated at Battle of Ideas

Moocs hotly debated at Battle of Ideas | MOOC news | Scoop.it
Massive open online courses: new horizon or redundancy tool? Experts fight it out
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French Ministry of Higher Ed Adopts edX Platform for MOOC, Blended Learning Portal -- Campus Technology

French Ministry of Higher Ed Adopts edX Platform for MOOC, Blended Learning Portal -- Campus Technology | MOOC news | Scoop.it
The French Ministry of Higher Education and Research will launch a national portal for massive open online courses and blended learning using the open source platform from edX.
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