Online Education Is Now a Global Market

Jeffrey R. Young, Tidsskriftet for Universiteternes Efter- og Videreuddannelse, Oct 05, 2016
Commentary by Stephen Downes

The Chronicle interviews FutureLearn head Simon Nelson. The gist of the interview is, first, that universities have completely absorbed MOOCs, and second, that this is opening up international markets. "Universities are using MOOCs in a whole range of much more strategic ways. To teach their own students, to create pathways into their core programs, to work in different ways with employers and transform the way they offer training and development services to them, etcetera. I don’t see any of that narrowing the supply of free open courses to the world. Actually, I think it’s going to significantly expand it."

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