MOOCS FOR CREDIT via Class Central We created a list of all the ways you can receive academic credit for completing MOOCs.
ROOM FOR EXPANSION OF MOOCS via Pew Research Center
A new survey from the Pew Research Center finds that (so far) only 18% of adults in the U.S. are familiar with MOOCs.
UDEMY SIMPLIFIES ITS PRICES via Udemy Blog
Udemy decided that all courses will be priced from $20–$50 each starting on April 4. Udemy analyzed lots of data on the prices of courses purchased by its ten million students.
MOOC COURSE REPORTvia Class Central
A list of 550+ free online courses starting in March 2016.
New MOOCsvia Class Central
The list of 169 new courses added to Class Central in February 2016.
EXPLORING COURSE STRUCTUREvia Class Central
Study analyzing HarvardX MOOCs’ course structure (the type, frequency, and grading of various activities in a course).
ARTS MOOCS via Class Central
In-depth look at the current state and needs of arts MOOCs, and a look at them in comparison to MOOCs in other subjects.
STUDY ON STUDENT PERSISTENCE IN MOOCS via Vanderbilt New Stanford/Vanderbilt study on what factors contribute to student persistence and engagement in MOOCs. We couldn’t figure out whether the MOOCs in the study were self-paced or session-based.
MENTORS AND MOOCS via Class Central OpenClassrooms founder Mathieu Nebra describes Benjamin Bloom’s breakthrough discovery in education from the 1980s, and then looks at why it wasn’t possible to scale the methods — until now.
FOLLOW BUTTON FOR EDUCATION via Class Central There are now more than 5000 MOOCS from 600 universities around the world (with 550+ courses starting in March 2016) on the Class Central website. Class Central has developed a Twitter-like Follow button that enables you to follow universities, subjects, and course providers.
MOOCS and ON-CAMPUS TEACHINGvia Class Central
Great article describing the experience (and results) of a MOOC instructor flipping his on-campus class.
OMNIPRESENT MOOC Online courses are starting to be made available during flights and in prisons.
CONTEST INSIDE MOOC via edX Blog Kyoto University’s MOOC on human evolution and primatology held a competition for learners to win a trip to Japan with all expenses paid.
MOOCWatch is a monthly digest of information related to MOOCs meant for professors and administrators, or others who are involved in education and want to stay up-to-date in the MOOC space. In addition to broad coverage, MOOCWatch also contains unique data sourced from Class Central (such as course popularity rankings). To subscribe to MOOCWatch visit classcentral.com/moocwatch
Anuar Andres Lequerica is Class Central’s analyst. He has a graduate degree in education policy and has taken at least eight online courses across all the different platforms.