Online Learning Update

June 24, 2013

Online learning: it’s time for teachers to join the revolution

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

by the Guardian

Moocs allow anyone, anywhere to access learning, without discriminating on grounds of race, gender or wealth. The past few centuries have witnessed revolutions in virtually every area of our world – health, transport, communications and genomics, to name but a few. But not in education. Until now, that is, with the advent of Moocs (massive open online courses). Moocs are transforming education in both quality and scale. As president of edX, the only non-profit Mooc provider, I have the privilege of being part of this revolution. It’s the most exciting time in education in decades. One way Moocs have changed education is by increasing access. Moocs make education borderless, gender-blind, race-blind, class-blind and bank account-blind. Up to now, quality education – and in some cases, any higher education at all – has been the privilege of the few.

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