Building on education's location indifference

Massive Open Online Courses were pioneered in Ireland, and our third-level sector is well-placed to take advantage of the huge global market potential, writes Peter Casey.


Ireland has the opportunity to become the world's new Open University if our third-level system is the first to comprehensively champion the biggest game-changer in the history of modern education.

Massive Open Online Courses (or MOOCs) are published and promoted on the Internet and promise to do for education accessibility what iTunes did for music. Pioneered in Ireland, MOOCs are rapidly gaining popularity in the US and cover a massive range of topics ...