Wednesday, February 20, 2013

MOOC News

The big boys in the Massive Online Open Course business have each announced big expansions. edX, the MIT-Harvard originated MOOC has added six new universities in France, the Netherlands, Australia, Canada, and the US for twelve total. Coursera has expanded even more dramatically, adding twenty-nine widely scattered new schools. New courses will be available in a variety of languages.

The biggies still not in the game - Oxford, Cambridge, and Yale come to mind - must be wondering if they are going to be left out.

Of course it's still not clear if anybody knows how to monetize this game, and especially whether the Universities are supplying the new educational model with the rope to hang them.