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Friday, September 1st, 2017

University of Melbourne joins FutureLearn

The University of Melbourne has joined FutureLearn, a platform offering free online courses from top universities and specialist organisations.

The University of Melbourne joins FutureLearn

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Announcing the new partnership, Professor Gregor Kennedy, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) at the University of Melbourne, said “We are excited to be joining FutureLearn. We believe our partnership with MOOC platform FutureLearn will provide opportunities for a new group of learners to experience our high-quality educational offerings.”

The establishment of the new partnership will expand the reach of the university’s open online learning programs, which have enjoyed considerable success since the Melbourne began its partnership with Coursera five years ago.

Mark Lester, Director of Partnership Development at FutureLearn, warmly welcomed the University of Melbourne.

“We are delighted to bring to our global community of learners the opportunity to study together on courses from a world-leading university such as the University of Melbourne,’’ he said.

The University of Melbourne will continue its relationship with Coursera, and its partnership with FutureLearn will diversify the university’s open learning platforms, allowing it to continue to offer exemplary online education worldwide.

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Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Melbourne Graduate School of Education launches Massive Open Online Course

“The more the merrier” is not a phrase often associated with class size, but the increasing popularity of online learning may change that.

The Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) has launched a Massive Open Online Course—or MOOC—on how to give school children the skills to survive in a world of ever-changing technology.

Melbourne Graduate School of Education

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More than 15,000 people have enrolled in the course, titled Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills. They are among 500,000 who have enrolled in the university’s MOOCs since it joined international platform Coursera in 2012.

Course coordinator Professor Patrick Griffin said the scale was unimaginable for face-to-face teaching.

The course has attracted students from 160 different countries, about 50 of which are in Asia. The cohort is highly educated; nine per cent have doctorates, 38 percent hold higher degrees, and a further 38 per cent have completed undergraduate degrees.

Like all MOOCs, Teaching and Assessment of 21st Century Skills is offered free of charge and enrolment is open to anyone.

While students get the chance to learn from world-leading researchers, the researchers themselves are enthusiastic about the opportunity to share and collaborate with thousands of people.

“In such a new field, harnessing the insights of such a large group is very exciting,” Professor Griffin said. “MOOCs challenge everyone involved—participants and staff—to use and improve their skills in digital learning, which is in itself a twenty-first-century skill.”

Organisers say they have learned a lot from running this MOOC and are investigating the prospects of delivery in different languages.

“The MGSE is a world leader in delivering innovative, cutting-edge education programs, and the area of twenty-first-century skills is one of these,” Professor Griffin said.

“MOOCs offer a great opportunity to showcase such programs, and disseminate our work at scale.”

Melbourne Graduate School of Education

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The MGSE is one of 13 Graduate Schools established by the University of Melbourne as part of the Melbourne Model. Teacher education graduates enjoy diverse career outcomes in challenging and stimulating settings from education through to the corporate sector. Equipped with transferable skills, including excellent problem solving, communication and organizational skills, University of Melbourne’s graduates are able to move in and around a broad range of industries.

Programs: Master of Teaching (Primary or Secondary)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: March 2015
Duration: 1.5 to 2 years
Application deadline: August 29, 2014

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