Educational Technology

October 20, 2013

Europe’s MOOC experiment accelerates in Berlin

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:40 am

by NINA FOWLER, Venture Village

There are now at least six organisations in Europe that host MOOCs – UnX, Miríada X, OpenupEd, OpenCourseWorld, Iversity and FutureLearn. Since there are no geographic barriers for MOOCs, they compete directly with other providers around the world. Coursera, the largest provider worldwide, hit four million student sign-ups in July 2013 (less impressive than it sounds as MOOC providers tend to experience high drop-out rates). It offers 460 courses in 13 languages – though the bulk are in English – in partnership with about 80 education institutions, including top-end universities in Europe.

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