Moocs/open educational resources


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

Syrian refugees at a camp in Turkey

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

Woman watching The Open University on TV while holding child

The Open University's vice-chancellor says now is the moment to turn around decline in part-time study

The week in higher education cartoon (28 July 2016)

The good, the bad and the offbeat: the academy through the lens of the world’s media

Poorly-downloaded photo of Stanford University's Hoover Tower

Whether or not Moocs live up to the hype, technology’s impact on universities is real and growing, Stanford University’s John Hennessy tells Ellie Bothwell

Daphne Koller, Coursera, Stanford University

Daphne Koller says online platform reached millions of learners largely because of the publicity, both good and bad, about Moocs

Woman tries on hats

Leeds and OU programmes signal significant change in online platform’s pricing structure