Learning a new language from scratch is an exciting and sometimes daunting process, but the rewards and benefits make it totally worthwhile.
Penn State is about to release its second run of MOOCdemic, a massive multiplayer simulation game run in concert with its MOOC Epidemics – the Dynamics of Infectious Diseases.
The major MOOC providers, particularly Coursera and edX, have steadily been increasing their presence outside of U.S.
Coursera announced yesterday that it is partnering with Chinese Internet company NetEase to launch Coursera Zone, a MOOC portal aimed at making massive open online courses more accessible to Chinese-speaking students around the world.
Two trending articles in online learning this week as summarized by MOOCS.com
New York Times – ‘Coursera, an Online Education Company, Raises Another $43 Million’
The industries top MOOC, Coursera has raised another $43 million in funding from domestic and international venture capital investors. Their current investment partners included Kleiner Perkins, NEA, and now the International Finance Corporation (World Bank). With the new funding, Coursera is expected to double their current employees from ~50 to over 100. The new funding will fuel growth in areas such as mobile applications and its Signature Track certification offerings. Since starting just over a year ago, Coursera has signed on 83 educational institutions and offers over 400 free college-level courses to more than four million students around the world.