With Ivy League universities like Stanford, MIT, and Harvard offering online classes for free, millions worldwide are taking advantage of these Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs. But when a class has tens of thousands of students, the completion and success rate can be low. CNET's Sumi Das explains how one education site hopes to change that.
Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, have grown in popularity over the last several years, and Google wants a slice of the action.
MOOCs are becoming increasing popular as a way for people to access lessons from Ivy League universities. But access doesn't always translate into student success.
The service has 5 million users across its Web, iOS and Android smartphone versions, said CEO Luis von Ahn, and is among the most popular education apps.
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State senator proposes requiring state's public institutions of higher learning to award academic credit for faculty-approved online courses.
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Amidst the release of Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and other Mac apps, Apple has released an update to one of its more popular educational apps, iTunes U.
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The company is also broadening the reach of its iTunes U Course Manager, which helps teachers design and distribute their own customized courses.