Science has gotten a major makeover in the past few years: Steve Jobs, The Big Bang Theory, the Virtual Reality (VR) boom, and many other cultural phenomena have made science great again in the public eye.
Since the start of the higher education “eLearning” craze in 2006, MOOCs and other web-based open education initiatives have taken off and developed into an industry of its own.
The “skills gap” isn’t just one thing; it’s an umbrella term used to encompass any area where employers are having trouble finding qualified employees to fill open positions.
A new door to higher education has opened with the arrival of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), and university-level courses are now accessible to all learners around the globe.
Whether you’ve just emptied your nest, are looking to re-career, or want to advance in the workplace or just expand your horizons, there are as many reasons for taking a MOOC as there are, well, MOOCs!