Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Google enters the MOOC arena

There's an interesting article today in the Chronicle of Higher Education titled "Google and edX Create a MOOC Site for the Rest of Us".  MOOC, of course, stands for Massive Open Online Courses. It seems that Google is partnering with a nonprofit company founded by MIT and Harvard called edX and together they have created a website called .  The site will provide a platform allowing "any academic institution, business, and individual to create and host online courses,” according to the article. In an interview, Anant Agarwal, president of edX, referred to the site as a “YouTube for courses.”  At the moment, is still in its formative stages - if you visit the website you will see a message saying " goes live in the first half of 2014. Are you interested in creating or hosting courses on Complete one of the three forms below and let us know how fits into your plans. We'll be in touch as we get closer to launch".

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