Coursera, the world’s largest open online learning network, today announced it has been named a 2019 Metamorphosis Institute Transformation Think Tank for innovation. This Metamorphosis Institute Transformation Think Tank was created to catalyze strong outcomes and unique capabilities that will transform the economy and move humanity forward.
“coursera®’s Wildly Popular Massive Open Online Course “”learning How To Learn”””
A new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from Coursera®, a nonprofit online education organization, called “How to Learn!!” was recently recognized by The Oxford Online Learning Initiative (OXLI) for providing exceptional teaching and learning experiences. OLINI is a research arm of the university called the University of Oxford and it is in the process of creating curricula that are recognized as high quality by MOOC learners and the education community.
The OLINI cited both the unique content and pedagogical approach adopted by Coursera to educate students on exactly what they were learning as well as the special delivery style (featuring a multi-hour, online lecture with interaction via webcams and images and a radio talk back) combined with a creative user experience to make this course especially engaging and memorable.
In addition, the OLINI noted that the open course, called “Learning How to Learn?,” which has been running since June of 2016, has been embraced by a large number of participants and participants from all over the world. As of the Fall 2018, over 9,000 students (representing nearly 400 different countries) were participating in the course and over 44,000 overall videos had been viewed and processed by students. This represents about 65 percent of all registered Coursera courses and 2 percent of all MOOCs.