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Low completion: a killer of MOOCs?

The New York Times reported recently that the University of Texas System may be having second thoughts about its foray into the realm of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC). 1,299 more words


Blinkie and the Valley of Confusion

One of my projects these days is MOOCery. MOOCs are Massive Open Online Courses- courses offered for free online, and open to everyone. The formats these courses take will vary, but they often include lectures on video, discussion forums, and assignments. 1,360 more words

Higher Education

Take a deep dive into EdTech innovation

From October 27th to 30th, PRIME is co-organizing a Learning Expedition in Silicon Valley for Educpros. This Learning Expedition will bring together around 20 participants: Deans of universities, Directors of Grandes Ecoles and representatives of the ministry of higher education. 169 more words


MOOCs and Mathematics Self-Learning

Over time, this blog has morphed from being about actuarial self-learning to being more about mathematics and statistics self learning, reflecting my personal career peregrinations. I kind of hope that such readers as there are not too turned off – to me it seems there is a lot of crossover. 253 more words

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Digital humanities in the curriculum, in MOOCs and the advantage of crowdsourcing

Once upon a time, there were no universities. Yet, people from all over the world managed to educate themselves. So where did they go? The places for education were where the literate and educated gathered. 927 more words


Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) at the University of Southampton

Nowadays, the idea of massive open online courses (MOOCs) is becoming more and more popular all over the world. The concept of such courses is a possibility to study wide range of courses online at the best universities, whenever and wherever it is more convenient for students. 411 more words