Where Can You Take Information Technology Training Courses?
When I first entered the field of online education back in 1997, the first 56.6 kps modems were appearing in homes. Coursera , founded just last January, has reached more than 1.7 million — growing faster than Facebook,” boasts Andrew Ng, on leave from Stanford to run his for-profit MOOC provider.
The nonprofit start-up from Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, edX, had 370,000 students last fall in its first official courses.
Montreal’s McGill is joining several universities from around the world as a member of the edX consortium McGill plans to offer the courses in 2014.
Professors at McGill are working closely with edX teams to design, develop and deliver online course MOOCs, with initial course offerings in sciences, humanities and public policy.
Classmates may lean with one another in study groups organized in their towns, in online forums or, the prickly part, for grading work.