Wednesday April 8, 2020

Big school: Why the mighty MOOC is taking over education

Welcome to the future of education: namely, the MOOC, or massive open online course – a class that can be done online, at your own pace, in almost any subject area, for free. Sarah Taaffe-Maguire explores how, no matter who you are or what your interests, you can use free education to change your life

1st September, 2019

We’ve felt the autumnal crispness, we’re experiencing heavier traffic – yes, it’s back-to-school time. As kids file into classrooms, so too do adults. But nowadays, the grown-up classroom is wherever you can access the internet.

The numbers of adults working on a niche professional skill, or simply learning for the hell of it, are huge. Worldwide, 101 million people signed up to a massive open online course, or MOOC, in 2018.

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