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Indian Government asks universities to digitise books on national digital library

(25 August 2017) The Central Government  has asked all universities to digitise books and other study material in their libraries and forward them to the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, for posting on the national digital library for students to access free of cost. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has also asked the vice […]


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13th AUNILO Meeting announced

(2 June 2017) The 13th AUNILO Meeting will be held from 7–9 August 2017 at Mahidol University, Thailand hosted by Mahidol University Library and Knowledge Center Mahidol University, Thailand. The theme for this meeting is ASEAN Digital Economy: Challenges and Opportunities for Academic Libraries. In the 13th AUNILO Meeting, library activities that support ASEAN’s digital economy […]


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MOOC providers versus sceptics at ‘Going Global’

(2 May 2014) MOOC providers went head-to-head with developing world academics at the ‘Going Global’ conference in Miami over the opportunities and threats posed by massive open online courses, reports Karen MacGregor in University World News Global Edition. South African Vice-chancellor Adam Habib called for a conversation on how “to use innovation in a way […]


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More than 27,000 worldwide sign up for NTU’s free online courses

(7 February 2014)  The first two free online courses by Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have received huge response globally, with more than 27,000 sign ups so far. The two courses are offered on the leading Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform Coursera, which has tie-ups with more than 60 universities around the world to offer […]


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FutureLearn to lease office space at the British Library

(13 January 2014)  From the end of January 2014 the team from FutureLearn, the UK’s first provider of massive open online courses (MOOCs), will be taking up residency in the British Library as part of a commercial leasing agreement. Separately from the leasing agreement, the British Library is working with FutureLearn to develop ideas for […]


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How to earn 40 certificates: An interview with China’s MOOC Superstar

(25 December 2013)  And then there was Wang Zhen. When the emcee called him up to the stage, the audience erupted in applause. I’d never heard of him, which clearly signified my remove from the China MOOC loop; Wang Zhen had already achieved local renown as a MOOC superstar, having earned 40 credentials (over 30 […]


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Elsevier to provide textbooks for five new edX MOOCs

(Waltham, MA, 23 October 2013)  Elsevier  today announced that it has agreed to provide edX with Elsevier science and technology book content for up to five massive open online courses (MOOC). edX offers online learning to students on campus and millions of people around the world with its open-source platform. Elsevier will provide textbook content […]


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Primary Research Group has published the Survey of College Plans for MOOCs

(2 October 2013) The study looks closely both at UK college plans to develop MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) and to use the MOOCs from other institutions in their curricula.  The report helps its readers to answer questions such as: How many colleges accept credits for taking MOOCs? How many have plans to accept such […]


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The Maturing of the MOOC

(25 September 2013)  If you’re interested in or already working with MOOCs, a new report from the UK’s Department for Business Innovation & Skills demands your attention.  The Maturing of the MOOC is getting plenty of attention by professional blogs since it was published a few days ago. It’s a literature review which captures the […]


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FutureLearn delivering free university courses to learners around the world

(18 September 2013) FutureLearn, the first UK-led provider of massive open online courses (MOOCs), is from today offering learners around the world access to free, high quality courses from its internationally renowned university partners. FutureLearn is wholly owned by The Open University. The new website combines the best elements of the social web with The […]


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NTU to launch free online courses on Coursera

(18 September 2013) At Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU), the general elective for undergraduates Introduction to Forensic Science is a popular course that can accommodate 1,600 students each time yet is always over-subscribed. Now NTU is repackaging this as a free online course for anyone in the world. NTU is partnering Coursera, a leading Massive […]


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Incoming servicemen can earn advance credits through online learning at NUS

(9 September 2013) The National University of Singapore (NUS) today announced a new initiative to enable Returning Full-time National Servicemen (RNS men), who had earlier gained admission to the university, to earn academic credits before matriculation as undergraduate students. These RNS men can now have a head start in university education and more time to […]


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Student attitudes toward content in higher education volume 3

(New York, NY , 16 July 2013)  Student use of alternative and illicit course materials is on the rise, according to new research from the Book Industry Study Group (BISG)’s ongoing survey of Student Attitudes Toward Content in Higher Education. The second installment in Volume Three of the study, which is powered by Bowker Market […]


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Blackboard introduces free, flexible approach to MOOCs

(Las Vegas, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/)  – Blackboard Inc. today announced a free, flexible option for running massive open online courses (MOOCs): a hosted instance of Blackboard Learn™, the company’s flagship learning management system (LMS). With more institutions looking to offer large, open courses, the offer will give institutions a fully functional, flexible platform option complete […]


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Stanford University to collaborate with edX on development of non-profit open source edX platform

edX Learning Platform to be open source and available on 1 June 2013 (Cambridge, MA and Stanford, CA – 3 April 2013) – Stanford University and edX, the not-for-profit online learning enterprise founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), today announced their collaboration to advance the development of edX’s open source […]


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