Friday, August 12, 2022

Emerging business models for MOOCs

Gilfus Education Group (2012) Coursera will profit from 'free' courses, competition heats up, Gilfus Education Group blog, undated, accessed November 12 Gilfus Education Group, an independent...

The money pours in to fund online learning start-ups – while the public system...

Banning, Doresa (2102) Online education start-up Udacity Raises $15 million in funding, CityTownInfo.com, October 26 According to the National Venture Capital Association, a staggering $463 million...

MOOCs move into credit-based higher education

Kolowich, S. (2012) MOOCs for credit, Inside Higher Education, October 29 This article reports on an interesting deal signed between Coursera and Antioch University. Antioch is...

Are we right to fear computers in education – or in life?

In this post, I'm going to look at some fun fiction about computers, then raise some questions about whether our fears are rational, or...

Daniel’s comprehensive review of MOOC developments

Daniel, J. (2012) Making sense of MOOCs: Musings in a maze of myth, paradox and possibility Seoul: Korean National Open University This is the most...

My summer paranoia: computers will replace teachers in higher education

I had a strange dream last night. I was in discussion with an editor from a publishing company about the draft of a new...

Developing a strategy for lifelong learners in Canadian universities and colleges (and its implications...

© Pat Cegan's 'Source of Inspiration', 2012 Council of Ontario Universities (2012) Increased numbers of students heading to Ontario universities Toronto ON: COU Changing demographics This press...

Thoughts on the pedagogy of Coursera-style MOOCs

Knox, J. et al. (2012) MOOC pedagogy: the challenges of developing for Coursera ALT Online Newsletter, August 8 This article, from the designers of one of...

Some facts about Coursera

Coursera (2012) Coursera hits 1 million students across 196 countries Coursera Blog, August 9 As of August 9th, 2012: 16 participating universities (Stanford,Washington, UC San Francisco,...

The challenge of converting MOOCs (or anything else) into college credits

Kolowich, S. (2012) The online pecking order Inside Higher Education, August 2 This article takes a careful and detailed look at different ways that students...

About Tony Bates

Dr. Tony Bates is the author of eleven books in the field of online learning and distance education. He has provided consulting services specializing in training in the planning and management of online learning and distance education, working with over 40 organizations in 25 countries. Tony is a Research Associate with Contact North | Contact Nord, Ontario’s Distance Education & Training Network.