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Massive Open Online Courses: Coursera

9/26/12 Current Event Presentation

Kimberly Yu

on 26 September 2012

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Transcript of Massive Open Online Courses: Coursera

WHO 17 Universities Join Coursera MOOC Brigade: Back to School, 26 Years Later CONS Moody's Investors Service PROS free; open to anyone with internet access 195 Courses Offered, Coursera Partners with 17 More Universities TIME Top college courses, for free? CNN 17 More Top Universities Offer Free Cyber Courses NPR a social entrepreneurship company and online education platform that partners with universities throughout the world to offer free online courses for anyone to take Universities Around the World THE EVENT September 19, 2012 17 universities in the U.S. and abroad will start offering free cyber courses through the online education platform Coursera Rapid expansion of MOOCs, or massive open online courses WHO Kimberly Yu - Period 3 - 9/26/12 Sources The Seventeen Universites that Joined Coursera on September 19, 2012 U.S. (public, private)
Foreign could hurt for-profit education companies
could hurt less selective nonprofit colleges due to reduced student demand TIME staff members doesn’t provide credit toward a degree
an outage at Web-services company GoDaddy (caused by hackers) interfered with the course
rising problem of cheating MOOC Brigade: Will Massive, Open Online Courses Revolutionize Higher Education? TIME no replacement for true dialogue between the teacher and the students few people complete the course nearly impossible to grade a student's work if you have no way to verify if the student is in fact the person completing the work students have complained that their work was copied by other students oftentimes the peers rather than the professors do the grading help participating universities generate revenue and increase recognition high quality learning experience from top instructors at a very low cost enables life-long learning Real course experience started on a given day weekly videos homework assignments with deadlines courses span a wide range of topics quizzes, exams an unlimited number of people can take courses 18 Categories, 33 Universities
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