http://moocnewsandreviews.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Logo.3.pngBy . Hello and welcome back to another part of the “MOOC around the world” series. Some of you might have a sense of déjà vu, but this is not a repetition of my other five parts, but indeed the sixth part of my MOOC journey. I know it’s like a never-ending story, but MOOCs mushroom faster than I can write and more parts might follow.
For those who just joined the MOOC marathon, my original goal was to explore all the MOOC resources outside of the best-known platforms in the United States (Coursera, edX and Udacity) to draw attention to less familiar opportunities, both in English and in other languages. Here is a short review of the previous legs of the journey.
Starting in Germany, I traveled through several European countries including the U.K., Ireland, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain and Portugal (part 1 and part 2). Then I embarked for distant shores, trying to identify all the MOOCs in Australia, India and South America (part 3). In part 4 of my voyage, I toured through Canada, which is where MOOCs were originated by educators George Siemens and Stephen Downes. I also took a a quick dash through the U.S. to look at open courses on less-familiar platforms, and in part 5 I sampled some of the entirely “independent” MOOCs in the U.S. not offered in a platform at all. Read more...