23 août 2014

Hack Education Weekly News: MOOCs and UnMOOCs

https://s3.amazonaws.com/hackedu/audreywatters_75.jpgBy . MOOCs are free – but for how much longer?” asks the Times Higher Education, citing a Stanford professor who believes it’s time to monetize this trend. Because open.
The UK MOOC platform FutureLearn surveyed 16 to 18 year olds and found they want to code and make money. I mean, who wouldn't.
A profile in The Guardian of FutureLearn head Simon Nelson.
Coursera and the Carlos Slim Foundation have partnered to launch Acceso Latino: “a free website created to provide U.S. Latinos easy access to tools and content about education, healthcare, job training, culture and more. This site will serve as a valuable resource to help Latinos succeed in the United States.”
“The African Virtual University, in partnership with the African Development Bank, is launching 29 new open, distance and e-learning centres in 21 African countries.”
Online preschool, I kid you not. More...

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