Online Learning Update

November 25, 2012

Online learning: pedagogy, technology and opening up higher education in UK

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:06 am

by Nancy Groves, the Guardian

Higher education has always been fond of its acronyms and they don’t get much more prolific than the current four letters doing the rounds. From the December 2011 launch of MITx Stateside to the University of Edinburgh’s decision to join the Coursera platform, MOOCs (or Massive Open Online Courses) have barely been off the education news menu. Nor was the Observer alone in recently asking: “Do online courses spell the end for the traditional university?” Of course, the provision of off-campus higher education is not a recent development. The Open University has championed open and distance learning since 1969 – from its original correspondence courses and late-night TV broadcasts to the latest research and development conducted by its Institute of Educational Technology.

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