Edinburgh University Trial of a Pearson Online Textbook

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The University of Edinburgh have been collaborating with Pearson to trial the online delivery of teaching materials to our first year undergraduate Business Studies course. The first-year course covers the whole range of academic business disciplines,…

MOOCs as Open Systems?

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I finally came across an interesting post on MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) by Clay Shirky. His main point is that the development of MOOCs is like the development of Open Software, and this openess will…

Coursera: if Carlsberg delivered online learning…

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The banner on the Coursera homepage states in big letters “Take the World’s Best Courses, Online, For Free”. Since it was launched with $16,000,000 of venture capital funding in April this year there has been a…