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MOOCs in 2015

Now that we’re a good three years past “The Year of the MOOC,” I decided to see how far we’ve come since the New York Times named 2012 after the massive open online course by looking at what it would take to put together a new One Year BA curriculum using free-learning resources available two […]

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Interview with Russell Beal of FutureLearn

Today we are joined by Russell Beal, “Critical Friend” for the (relatively) new UK MOOC provider FutureLearn. FutureLearn is a spin off from Britain’s Open University (OU), the world’s largest academic provider of distance education.  And in today’s discussion, Russell shares his thoughts about OU, FutureLearn, and what the entrance of new players means for […]

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Welcome FutureLearn

I had mentioned that MOOC news would be coming quickly during the first few months of this academic year.  And while the kickoff of the new UK MOOC provider FutureLearn has been anticipated for quite some time, the announcement of their first set of courses means the US-centric nature of MOOCs is likely to give […]

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