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Two giants of online learning discuss the future of educationTwo giants of online learning discuss the future of education

Posted By Helen Walters

Scratch the surface of online education, and you’re destined to run into the names of two men. The first, Salman Khan, never intended to be an education icon. Instead, he simply watched with increased interest as videos he had uploaded to YouTube to help his cousin learn math were seized upon by a world apparently […]

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We need to change everything on campus: Anant Agarwal of edX on MOOCs, MIT and new models of higher educationWe need to change everything on campus: Anant Agarwal of edX on MOOCs, MIT and new models of higher education

Posted By Helen Walters

Whenever something is declared the subject of “the year of,” you know said subject is ripe for a big fat backlash. So, when The New York Times declared 2012 “the year of the MOOC,” it thus came to pass that massive open online courses should next become the subject of massive, open, often online criticism, as critics gathered to […]

Education

What’s next for MOOCs?What’s next for MOOCs?

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

“Questions Worth Asking” is a new editorial series from TED in which we’ll pose thorny questions to those with a thoughtful, relevant (or irrelevant but still interesting) take. This week: “What’s next for MOOCs?”, those online courses that have thrown a techno-bomb at traditional higher education. Here, a primer to catch you up if you’ve somehow managed […]

Live from TEDGlobal 2013

Reinventing education for millennials: Anant Agarwal at TEDGlobal 2013Reinventing education for millennials: Anant Agarwal at TEDGlobal 2013

Posted By Helen Walters

Anant Agarwal runs EdX.org, the Harvard-MIT open-education site, and he’s here to talk MOOCs, those “massively open online courses” that have generated both excitement and skepticism throughout the chattering world of the digital classes. Agarwal shows a picture of a lecture hall in MIT from 50 years ago. Then one of the scene from today. What has […]