Online Learning Update

May 31, 2014

Online courses increasing in popularity

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:02 am

by China Economic Network

Massive Open Online Courses – which involve widespread participation and open access through the Internet – were initiated in the West. However, users in China now form one of the largest student groups. On April 29, 2014, the Ministry of Education set up its online education center under Tsinghua University. This online course platform is based on edX, which was jointly established by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2012. Tsinghua University started to work with and provide courses to edX in May 2013, and launched its first series of online courses in October. So far, the university has provided 25 online courses, first through its own website and now through The platform has more than 120, 000 registered users.

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