Wits joins edX as its first African university partner

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Source : pressoffice.mg.co.za
Auteur : Wits University
Date de l’info : 26 novembre 2014

Wits UniversityThe University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (Wits) announced today its partnership with edX, the non-profit online learning destination founded by MIT and Harvard to offer massive open online courses (MOOCs) to a global learning audience. The collaboration is the first …

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Are MOOCs the future of education?

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Source : globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com
Auteur : Jason Miks
Date de l’info : 20 novembre 2014

CNN Interview - Fareed Zakaria GPSFareed Zakaria (CNN) speaks with Stuart Butler, a Brookings scholar, who’s written extensively on massive open online courses, or so-called MOOCs, and Anant Agarwal, who runs edX, a MOOC outfit founded by two bricks and mortar institutions. Stuart, explain first the …

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Five key debates for the future of education

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Source : forumblog.org
Auteur : Anant Agarwal, Tan Chorh Chuan, Shirley Ann Jackson, Mona Mourshed
Date de l’info : 11 novembre 2014

How do we best educate the students of tomorrow? What we teach our children – and how we teach them – will impact almost every aspect of society, from the quality of healthcare to industrial output; from technological advances to …

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The MOOCs mission: Anant Agarwal

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Source : www.teacherplus.org
Auteur : Divya Choudary
Date de l’info : 3 juillet 2014

(…) Teacher Plus talks to Anant Agarwal, CEO of edX, to get some answers and a better idea of the developments in the field of education. How do you see education evolving in the future? And what is your vision for edX? …

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Where Do MOOCs Fit in Higher Education?

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Source : www.usnews.com
Auteur : Allie Bidwell
Date de l’info : 15 mai 2014

Anant Agarwal, chief executive officer of edX, tells U.S. News that massive open online courses (MOOCs) are still an emerging field and he welcomes the debate surrounding the future of higher education. (…) Andrew Kelly, a resident scholar and director …

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What Would Socrates Think About MOOCs?

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Source : www.slate.com
Auteur : Kevin Carey
Date de l’info : 2 mai 2014

Most of the online courses that currently exist, including the MOOCs that have received so much attention, largely take advantage of the recent developments I’ve just described—broadcasting educational words, sounds, and images at a scale and cost without precedent. We …

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VERIFIED CERTIFICATES – MOOC’S MONEY MAKER OR ANACHRONISM?

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Source : www.edukwest.com
Auteur : KIRSTEN WINKLER
Date de l’info : 24 avril 2014

(…) MOOC providers and their partner universities need find ways to balance out the potentially huge number of people who have the knowledge of a degree holder with those who can actually prove it meaning that prices for certificates of …

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New Leaders for MOOC Providers

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Source : www.insidehighered.com
Auteur : Carl Straumsheim
Date de l’info : 25 mars 2014

The massive open online course providers Coursera and edX made competing top-level executive announcements Monday afternoon: Wendy Cebula, former COO of Vistaprint, was named president of edX, while Richard C. Levin, the former president of Yale University, will join Coursera …

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Massive, open, online and coming to schools: Harvard and MIT invite high schools to create their own Moocs

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Source : www.tes.co.uk
Auteur : William Stewart
Date de l’info : 28 mars 2014

Schools will soon be able to offer courses directly to millions of learners through two of the world’s most prestigious universities, TES can reveal. EdX, the massive open online course (Mooc) provider run by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology …

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The Campus Of The Future: Hybrid And Lean

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Source : www.edukwest.com
Auteur : KIRSTEN WINKLER
Date de l’info : 14 janvier 2014

When people imagine the campus of the future two main aspects seem to come up. On the one hand the campus experience will be blended or hybrid, meaning that even with the majority of learning taking place online there will …

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