New companies are partnering with universities to offer online courses, in an effort that could define the future of higher education — if anyone can figure out how to make money.
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Massive open online courses are the educational happening of the moment. Everyone wants in. No one is quite sure what they’re getting into.
Well, it's back to school time. That means pencils, pens, notebooks, new sneakers and jeans, backpacks and online security. Online security?
An online-learning group is creating a new kind of free class, known as a mechanical MOOC (for “massive open online course”), that will patch together existing resources from open-learning sites.
Major universities are joining Stanford, Princeton and others to expand Coursera, a venture that offers free massive open online courses, or MOCCs.
The world of snail-mail, shorthand typing and correspondence courses is a far cry from today’s range of certified online courses, Skype language lessons and mobile app-based education.