Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The future's looking good for online learning - CHASEN SHAO, the Pennsylvanian

Last week, Penn hosted the Third Annual Learning with MOOCs Conference, bringing together leaders in the mass learning system. MOOCs — Massive Online Open Courses — were created in 2008, and since then, various universities have started offering free courses. Through a grant from the United States Department of State, Penn has also begun offering MOOCs. Provost Vincent Price and CEO of edX, Anant Agarwal, were among the panelists who discussed the development of the MOOCs and their visions for the future at the conference on Oct. 6 and 7. Agarwal described MOOCs as a response to what he believes is a broken current educational system. He calls his solution the “unbundling” of the four-year educational system provided by universities and colleges. http://www.thedp.com/article/2016/10/moocs-conference-online-learning

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