Online Learning Update

May 27, 2014

UT Pilot Program Success in MOOC Technology Leads to Continued State Investment

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:10 am

by the University of Tennessee

One year into a two-year pilot program, UT’s test of a new online learning technology platform has achieved successful outcomes that have resulted in additional state funding. Launched in May 2013, the pilot program uses technology developed by Coursera and edX, national innovators in massive open online courses, or MOOCs. The initiative is a partnership between the UT System and the Tennessee Board of Regents and is funded by a $1 million appropriation from the state of Tennessee for online innovation projects in connection with Governor Haslam’s “Drive to 55″ campaign. Based largely on the pilot’s initial success, an additional $1 million appropriation was approved by the legislature last month. The funding will be used to apply lessons learned from the pilot or to test additional ways technology can be leveraged to improve student outcomes.

http://tntoday.utk.edu/2014/05/22/ut-pilot-program-success-mooc-technology-leads-continued-state-investment/

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