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In China, Online Degrees on Hold, Even as MOOCs Rise

Edsurge

With China muscling its way into the first ranks as a global power in science and technology— building vast new academic complexes, climbing to the top ranks of the world's elite universities, surpassing the U.S. It’s a confounding paradox, since you’d think China would view remote higher education as a piece of its global ambitions.

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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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For Best Results, Pair MOOCs With In-Person Support

Edsurge

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) transfixed higher education in the early 2010s, so much so that The New York Times dubbed 2012 "The Year of the MOOC." At the time, many thought MOOCs might become a replacement for both classroom instruction and ingrained models of learning. It’s easy to see why.

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The uberization of Higher Education: fad or fab?

Neo LMS

With the enormous changes brought by the Covid-19 pandemic, there is a new kid on the block that people seem to be talking about a lot lately: the uberization of education. Once technology became part of our daily routine and online learning solutions (MOOC providers, learning apps, learning management systems , etc.)

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Year of MOOC-based Degrees: A Review of MOOC Stats and Trends in 2018

Edsurge

In the seven years since colleges and companies first started experimenting with large-scale online courses known as MOOCs, more than 100 million people have given them a try—though how they are used keeps changing. Two big trends dominated the MOOC landscape this year. edX – 18 million. XuetangX – 14 million.

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Will COVID-19 Lead to Another MOOC Moment?

Edsurge

Large-scale courses known as MOOCs were invented to get free or low-cost education to people who could not afford or get access to traditional options. Duke University was one of the first institutions to draw on MOOCs in response to the novel coronavirus. Other MOOC providers are making similar offers.

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3 Opportunities for education during the pandemic

Neo LMS

I want to focus on this evolution, highlighting how the pandemic has offered opportunities for education to change for the better. When schools closed, education had to go on. The pandemic triggered some beneficial changes for education, which will surely last beyond this period.