By Trista Bridges. Finally realizing that they were substantially behind other countries in the MOOC space (massive open online courses), Minister of Higher Education Geneviève Fioraso decided to launch France Université Numérique (referred to, of course, as FUN) in response. Thus far 35k+ have signed-up since registrations opened on October 2nd. While certainly a drop in the bucket compared to the number of people participating in MOOCs in other markets, this is, at the very least, a positive sign that there is a need and a demand for open online education in France. More...