Online Learning Update

April 25, 2013

Online Learning: Asia’s first MOOC draws students from around world

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:05 am

by Yojana Sharma, University World News

Naubahar Sharif has been teaching science, technology and innovation for some years at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He drew on his lectures to develop a massive open online course, or MOOC, on “Science, Technology and Society in China”, and this month it was launched on the Coursera platform – billed as Asia’s first MOOC. Some 17,000 students registered for the three-week course, which began on 4 April. “I was astonished and overwhelmed. This is far more than the 8,000-10,000 students we were expecting,” said Sharif, an associate professor.

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