Online courses was once a complicated alternative to tradition classroom learning. There have been controversies on the value of taking online courses. Sloan Survey shows that the number of students adding online courses as part of their regular college curriculum has increased by up to 150%. Online education also has a 21% growth rate which exceeds the 2% growth in overall education.
It’s not just another hype. Massive Open Online Courses – MOOCs and OpenCourseWare – OCW is causing a progressive movement in human development; a phenomenon in the learning experience for the workforce, gradually bridging the chasm between the educated and uneducated.
With online courses, anyone from any part of the world can gain knowledge in any field of interest for free or almost.
On August 8th 2014, the World Health Organization declared an international public health emergency as a result of the Ebola outbreak.
A Free Course on “Understanding the Ebola Virus” has been launched with the aim of helping to spread awareness and knowledge of the Ebola Virus, its dangers and threats, and information on how to avoid it among millions of online learners across Africa and worldwide.
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Modern China is playing an increasingly influential role in the world’s political, financial and economic spheres, and with Mandarin Chinese being spoken by over one billion people within China and the Chinese diaspora it makes learning Chinese, even the basics,
The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) has just launched the 2014 edition of the online training courses in financial management, international trade and intellectual property.
These courses are intended for trade and finance professionals and officials from developing countries including least developed countries and economies in transition. Since the introduction of online courses in 2003,
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Coursera online education platform, is welcoming 29 new universities to the online learning community of 2.7 million students and 33 existing universities across 4 continents. With this development, the online education provider is nearly doubling the amount of schools offering courses on the platform, creating diverse learning opportunities for students.
Edx online education platform is introducing new courses for enrolment. Edx offers free courses from leading universities; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, University of California Berkeley, Wellesley University, University of Toronto etc
Following are newly introduced courses at edX
Introduction to Biology: “The Secret of Life” by human genome pioneer Eric Lander,
EdX, the not-for-profit online learning initiative founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), is building the future of online learning together with its ever growing users.
In excitement, the edX team announce the launch of its new edX spring 2013 MOOC courses on statistics, justice, history and poverty, to be offered by leading minds from top universities.
Recently, online education technology has evolved rapidly that one would have hardly anticipated the huge leap within a space of one year. Thanks to education-focused start-ups who have made it possible to share lectures with students all over the world at little to zero costs and in some cases have made it easier for teachers to monitor and track students’ progress.