Online Learning Update

October 30, 2012

Digital online learning ‘accelerating’ at University of Virginia

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:09 am

by Virtual College (UK)

Online learning at the University of Virginia (UVa) is advancing after thousands of students have signed up to its non-credit virtual courses. The institution has begun rolling out massive open online courses (MOOCs), following in the footsteps of many other US higher education facilities, the Daily Progress reports. According to Siva Vaidhyanathan, chair of UVa’s department for media studies, the purpose of introducing MOOCs at the institution is to perform a public service that also enhances UVa’s global reputation. He was quoted as saying the university has provided “online and hybrid courses and degree programs for years. There is nothing new or lucrative about that. Some of them are very cool, especially in the Curry School of Education.”–newsitems-801473636.aspx

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