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A Decade of MOOCs: A Review of Stats and Trends for Large-Scale Online Courses in 2021

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In 2021, two of the biggest MOOC providers had an “exit” event. Ten years ago, more than 300,000 learners were taking the three free Stanford courses that kicked off the modern MOOC movement. I was one of those learners and launched Class Central as a side-project to keep track of these MOOCs.

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MOOCs Find Their Audience: Professional Learners and Universities

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The media started calling this space MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses, a term coopted from a 2008 experiment. The narrative in early days of MOOC space was around disruption of universities. Not all MOOC providers shared this narrative, but this was the one that the media stuck with it.

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How Harvard Is Trying to Update the Extension School for the MOOC Age

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You could call extension schools the original MOOCs. Well, unless you count the students in MOOCs, those free online courses, which are offered through a different division of the university. Yet during that same period, another part of the university, HarvardX, has been running MOOCs, massive open online courses.

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Top EdSurge Higher Education Stories of 2021

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But rather than play-by-play news, readers sought analysis and commentary about how the crisis continues to change culture and conditions at colleges across the country. Young The MOOC giant was valued at more than $3.6 Young This analysis of a major MOOC provider proved prescient; the nonprofit was purchased later in the year.

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Elite Colleges Started EdX as a Nonprofit Alternative to Coursera. How Is It Doing?

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It has the most users of any provider of MOOCs (as the large-scale online courses are sometimes called), claiming more than 77 million learners. 2,” says Dhawal Shah, the founder of Class Central, a directory of online courses that also offers analysis about the sector. Dhawal Shaw, founder of MOOC-discovery platform Class Central.

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MOOCs for Professional Development - #TCEA15

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Notes from MOOCs for Professional Development Presentation at TCEA 2015 Dr. Kay Abernathy, Lamar University [link] Lamar University sponsored the MOOC on Social Media Communication Tools for Educators which Dr. Abernathy facilitated. You can build up to five MOOCs for free on this platform. link] What is a MOOC?

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The Still-Evolving Future of University Credentials

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And it was just a few years after the launch of the first MOOCs, putting the online higher ed market newly in the spotlight as it continued its steady growth. This skills-based hiring trend has real momentum and is also evidenced in analysis of employer job postings and other data sources.

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