Moocs/open educational resources

It may be five years since Moocs went mainstream, but Diana Laurillard and Eileen Kennedy believe they still have the potential to reach the hard-to-reach

A woman using a computer to take part in a Mooc

Following hype over their potential, online courses drained senior management time to the detriment of open educational resources, conference hears

Ang Davies looks at the pros and cons of the University of Manchester’s recent clinical bioinformatics Mooc

Roman centurion with mobile phone

Open University vice-chancellor claims that courses curated by technology giants might be more attractive than Russell Group’s offerings

share, sharing, open access

Scholars are increasingly willing to use other people’s data in their research, writes Mark Hahnel 


Online learning design is now a refined art, says Geoff Webster, and universities must show they can produce high-quality courses at a reasonable cost

Cracking a giant nut

Tasmanian researchers find it takes 10 hours to plan an hour’s lecture for online students, compared to eight hours for on-campus delivery


University will establish 50 degrees over the next five years

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Research highlights concerns around quality despite medium being preferred by many Western universities

fans crowd surf

Ian Jacobs says visits by hundreds of thousands of international and lifelong learners on short courses will transform campus life

Technology in higher education

What will hold back the use of technology in higher education over the next five years?

Online education

Expansion into ‘digitally advanced market’ confirms platform is ‘firmly on the map’, says chief executive

E learning

Scholars and publishers assess some bold responses to the pressures on traditional formats

More than 198,000 people have signed a petition in support of Ahmadreza Djalali

A visitor admires shadow puppets made of leather during an exhibition. China
Lucrative offer to professor renews concerns over 'unethical' contracts
Online learning

Deakin University will deliver six postgraduate degrees via the online platform

Lecture video camera

Copyright and intellectual property policy on lecture capture ‘evolving’, says report, but institutions should provide supportive advice to academics

University of Oxford students walking on campus

World's top-ranking university announces course on economic development through new collaboration with online platorm edX

Digital video camera recording lecture

Platform to ‘continue developing’ an educational role after pilot broadcast in partnership with UCL

Experiment on online philosophy course marks a new path for humanities Moocs