MOOCs move from free to fee as skills demand grows

Posted: March 28, 2016 in Moodle MOOC posts

Coursera move to paid MOOCs – http://thepienews.com/news/moocs-move-from-free-to-fee-as-skills-demand-grows/

«It shows growth in enrolments for courses relevant to high-paying jobs like computer programming, which now accounts for 17% of all MOOCs, up from 15% in 2013 (…) Meanwhile, courses in the humanities are declining, from 20% of overall subject distribution in 2013 to under 10% in 2015, according to the research. (…) Coursera specifically has seen growth from 160,000 learners at one university in 2011, to 35m at 570 universities and 12 providers last year.(…) “If they pay for the course, they’re much more likely to complete it.”»

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