Now we are focused on creation the intelligence system of courses management. We aim to generate relationships between courses automatically. Every course from the directory can be mapped to other courses as an alternative or a prerequisite or s similar subject course etc.
Such type of relationships between courses will be used to generate personal education path automatically and individually for every online student.
For now we release one piece of this work. It is “See also” listing for a course.
On a course description page we will display the list of most relevant courses related to the courses. But not exact alternatives as we have different listing for a course alternatives.
To see how it works just open courses in the directory. Now this function will work for more then half of courses in the directory.
We improved the Education Passport tool. Now it is possible to attach a certificate information to your passport records.
Many MOOC providers issue a certificate of course completion to students. Usually this is PDF file with an image of certificate. Sometime printed certificate can be received.
It can be very useful to share your certificates with the education passport tool. A certificate is a proof of your education. Many MOOC providers have certificate validation system. There is unique number on a certificate and this can be used to check if it is really your certificate or not.
Coursera announced new interesting project – Learning Hubs.
At Coursera, we envision a future where everyone has access to a world-class education. We strive to create and deliver experiences that break down daily barriers that stand in the way of successful learning. Today, in support of our goals, we’re delighted to announce a new initiative- Coursera Learning Hubs – that will offer people around the world physical spaces where they can access the Internet to take a Coursera course, while learning alongside peers in an interactive, facilitated setting. All for free.
Original post on Coursera blog.
This looks like just one more blog post same as thousandths every day. But it is not mediate post. On our opinion this is new signal of big changes in higher education system.
This event opens new page in history of education revolution. Like 2 years ago MOOCs changed our view on higher education, open physical places to study MOOCs will strengthen our confidence in coming changes.
In MyEducationPath.com we were happy when this blog post was published. We predicted and expected this happens. This is why 5 months ago we started the Places to Study tool on our web site. Since that time there is only one place – MOOC Campus. But now we will add 25 places from Coursera. And we are sure new places will appear not quickly. Different MOOC providers will also be interested in such local places for their students.
There is prediction of MyEducationpath.com founder Roman Gelembjuk Business opportunities around MOOC. One of forecasts recently confirmed. What will be confirmed next?