Are you having a dream of doing your education in one of the reputed and prestigious universities but couldn’t afford tuition fees??? But now you can. Online courses are creating trend now. Whatever you want to know, you can just surf on the net, thanks to the digital age.
Various online courses are made available for free. In this process, the World’s most popular Oxford University has announced its first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC).
In partnership with the top US online university network, the Oxford University is offering the first course of economics which starts from February 2017. This highest ranked University in the world will soon join the list of prestigious universities like Harvard, Berkeley and MIT in offering MOOC.
As per the reports, the Oxford University is going to join with online platform which was set up by the Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). By introducing the massive open online course has been a significant phenomenon in higher education.
Oxford University has offered many online resources through the iTunes U service. But till now the university has not engaged in the online courses which are provided by the big online networks namely edX and Coursera in the United States and FutureLearn in the UK.
The officials of Oxford University have announced that they will begin enrolling the students for the course starting from February next year with a class titled as ‘From Poverty to Prosperity: Understanding Economic Development’.
It will be the part of online platform edX which has more than nine million registered students and runs more than 900 online courses from the universities including MIT, Harvard, and Berkeley in the US, Peking in China, Sorbonne in France, Edinburgh and Imperial College in the United Kingdom.
Ngaire Woods, Blavatnik’s dean, said the online course would be “an effective way to expand access to knowledge beyond the classrooms of Oxford”.
The enrollment for these courses is now open through the edX platform and students are expected to spend two to three hours for the six-week course. The related course material is also made available to view after the course completion.