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When online and offline learning experiences meet, magic can happen. Shutterstock

How online courses can bring the world into Africa’s classrooms

MOOCs are an opportunity for African universities to bring the continent's thinkers and theories to the world. They also have great benefits for full-time students to experience a flipped classroom.
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Why MOOCs will fail – they’re not dating sites

One of my Phd students is studying how parents make decisions about education for their children (you can participate in his survey here). We economists treat this as a problem of investment under uncertainty…
What is a Small Private Online Course? And how is it different to a MOOC? Shutterstock

Explainer: what is a Small Private Online Course?

If you have studied an online course at a university over the past couple of decades, you’ve probably already experienced a SPOC, or Small Private Online Course. SPOC is a new term for an old concept…
While MOOCs are free, their value lies in providing information about how students learn. Flickr/Ilonka Talina

MOOCs: learning about online learning, one click at a time

Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, took the world by storm in 2012. After years of experimentation at the fringes of higher education, prestigious universities from around the world progressively surged…
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To lecture or not to lecture: is technology reinventing the campus?

With technology changing the landscape of higher education, The Conversation is running a series “Re-imagining the Campus” on the future of campus learning. Here, Tom Cochrane outlines how technology is…

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