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EP52 - AskDeveloper Podcast - MOOCs

EP52 - AskDeveloper Podcast - MOOCs

- Quick history
○ Distance learning
○ Open educational resource movement
○ MOOC coined in 2008 by Dave Cormier
○ Khan Academy, P2PU, and Udemy
○ Udemy has tools for pros to create courses and publish (also attracting corporate trainers to create courses for enterprises)
○ Udacity growing out of Stanford CS courses by Sebastian Thrun
○ Coursera growing out of Stanford's Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller
○ MITx launched by MIT in response to commercialization of MOOC, then joined by Harvard and renamed edX
- Cost
○ Content is free
○ edX offers certificate for 100$ for most courses
○ Coursera have some quizzes and grading exercises only for paying students
○ Udacity has nano-degrees with projects reviewed only for paying students
- Interdisciplinary learning
○ Importance
○ Examples
- For credit leaning
○ Georgia Tech masters 2013 with Udacity
○ edX have MicroMasters which offers for credit courses and earn 25% credit of on campus masters
§ RIT cybersecurity

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