Online Learning Update

October 22, 2012

Google’s Open Course Builder: A Giant Leap into 21st Century Online Learning

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

by Todd Finley, Edutopia

Months ago, Google entered the massive open online course (MOOC) space by introducing the free Power Searching with Google course to 150 thousand self-enrolled students (shocker: Google is not particularly concerned with enhancing your use of dozens of alternative search engines). More recently, Google gave away Open Course Builder — tools that were used to construct its popular course — and further disrupted traditional notions of who gets to play teacher (anyone) and how many students can take a class for free (1 or 100,000).

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