Saturday, October 28, 2017

edu: MOOCs => Degrees

MOOCWatch #16: MOOC Providers Target Degrees — Class Central

"In the past year there has been a flurry of MOOC providers announcing online degrees or their plans for online degrees.

EdX announced their first online degree with Georgia Tech in January. Coursera announced two more online degrees (taking the total to four) in March, along with plans to offer up to twenty degrees by the end of 2019.

iMBA enrollments infographic

Udacity Official Declares MOOCs ‘Dead’ (Though the Company Still Offers Them) | EdSurge News

MOOCs Are Dead? | eLearningInside News
"Coursera, one of the first MOOC providers to switch to a more aggressive, for-profit model, found that, by charging for their courses, completion rates jumped from 10% to 60%. Udacity’s premium courses include a hiring guarantee. If students don’t land a job after six months of completing a course, the company will refund their tuition."

Counterpoint: MOOCs are neither dangerous nor dead (opinion)
"’s 7,000 MOOCs sweep a landscape that includes 700 universities and 60 million participants worldwide. Coursera, one of the leading MOOC providers, just raised $64 million for an overall $800 million valuation, putting it in “unicorn territory” of $1 billion. Grow with Google recently invested $1 billion to provide digital skills, part of which will be through Coursera certificates."

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