Bernau, 18 September 2013 – For the first time, ECTS credits will be granted for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). iversity, a platform for academic online teaching, is taking this unprecedented step in cooperation with the University of Osnabrück and the Lübeck University of Applied Sciences. Prof. Oliver Vornberger, Ars Legendi laureate (a prestigious German […]
India has a problem: to keep up with the influx of new students, the country would have to build 1,500 new universities over the next few years. Private schools, sprouting up like mushrooms to seize the opportunity and satisfy demand, will often offer sub-par but still expensive education. To many students outside of highly developed […]
I am not a tech-savvy person, but I am excited by iversity’s creative, advanced imaging tools. These MOOCs use visual technology in ways that traditional courses cannot. For example, medical students in anatomy labs cannot discuss dissections while watching demonstrations without disrupting class. Most crystallography students can’t print the structures they create online to make […]
Though MOOC platforms don’t ensure face-to-face interaction, instructors greatly value course communities. Successful communities welcome learners of all kinds, from beginner to expert. Designer Stefano Mirti, whose MOOC Design 101 will launch with iversity this fall, discusses the importance of student dynamics.
We are familiar with the archetypal university classes seen in Hollywood movies. Bright students fill grand lecture halls, eagerly listening to their esteemed, dynamic professors. These on-screen professors are brilliant scholars who engage students, but, unfortunately, do not represent many university lecturers. Photo: David Ausserhofer The quality of the education we receive depends on who […]