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At this point, you're probably familiar with MOOCs – those massive open online courses offered by the likes of Harvard, Stanford and MIT. MOOCs are often geared toward college kids or curious adults. But that’s changing. MOOCs are going to high school. Read more about NPR | MOOCs go to high school
Companies are expressing growing interest in using massive, open, online courses in their corporate training initiatives for rank-and-file workers, the Journal reports today. But winning over executives, who are accustomed to concierge services and in-person hobnobbing, might be a tougher feat for MOOC providers. Read more about WSJ.COM | Will Executives Get on the MOOC Train, Too?
The MOOC was The Next Big Thing—and then it was written off for dead. But for Anant Agarwal, one of the founding fathers of this online reboot of university education, it’s only just getting started. Read more about Wired | Why Free Online Classes Are Still the Future of Education
Students looking to better prepare for AP exams, or simply eager to expand their knowledge in a specific subject area, will be given access to a set of massive, open, online courses—or "MOOCs"—geared toward a high school audience. Read more about Education Week | EdX Enters K-12 Arena with High School Level MOOCs
Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, that anyone can take from anywhere in the world, are the future of higher education or the vehicle of its demise, depending on your perspective. Hari Sreenivasan talks with the man who first created the MOOC, professors who say they undermine the goals of a college education and others who see a way the college classroom and the new online format can be blended. Read more about PBS | Can online courses replace a campus education?
Will leverage new technologies and deliver education via MOOCs (massive open online courses) as IIMBx. Read more about Business Standard | IIMB joins edX, to offer MOOCs
At a recent event at the United Nations about education accessibility in the developing world, Anant Agarwal, CEO of the open-source online-learning platform edX and a former MIT computer scientist, heard one word too much for his liking. Read more about Fast Company | MOOCs Are No Longer A Cultural Export Of The West
Saudi Arabian officials are looking to a US online education company for help tackling the nation’s high rate of youth and female unemployment. EdX, a non-profit online education group backed by Harvard and MIT, is working with the Saudi Ministry of Labour to develop online classes to teach young people and women the skills they need to secure a job. Read more about Financial Times | Saudi Arabia to use edX web courses to train unemployed
A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) portal created exclusively for Arab audiences will deliver vocational & employability skills to women, youth, persons with disabilities and citizens in rural communities
EdX and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Labor today announced the launch of an open-platform Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) portal designed to bridge the gap between education and employment in Saudi Arabia and throughout the Arab world. Courses are expected to begin in September 2014 with a first-of-its-kind pilot program for Saudi women, youth, the disabled and citizens in rural communities. Read more about edX | A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) portal created exclusively for Arab audiences will deliver vocational & employability skills to women, youth, persons with disabilities and citizens in rural communities
“We hope to democratize and reimagine education so that anyone, anywhere, regardless of his or her social status or income, can access education,” explained Anant Agarwal, president of edX, the nonprofit enterprise founded by Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to offer courses online. In a wide-ranging interview with Agarwal, we discussed the founding of the organization, key challenges to success, the role of data in measuring student learning, the future of online education and much more. Read more about Forbes | EdX CEO Anant Agarwal On The Future Of Online Learning