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If you wanted, say, acting lessons from Dustin Hoffman, you'd probably have to write a check that's bigger than the Empire State Building to make it happen. That's why Masterclass has such an appealing idea, a video-based tutorial site where, unlike those videos on YouTube, the teachers are the be...

May 12th 2015 at 1:17pm 0 Comments
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EdX is no stranger to teaming up with tech organizations to offer online courses, and previous partners include the Linux Foundation and even Google. Now, it's Microsoft's turn to join forces with the online learning platform. The company says its courses will help you "build innovative applicatio...

March 11th 2015 at 11:13am 0 Comments
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EdX's open online education system has drawn a lot of interest -- enough interest that the non-profit has just loosened up its membership structure to allow for more participants. The revamp lets 12 additional organizations offer free internet-based courses, including schools as well as non-academ...

March 6th 2014 at 9:43pm 0 Comments
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Coursera is one of the largest US providers of free education through MOOCs (massive open online courses). One month ago, the company announced its collaboration with the State Department to develop educational hubs around the world, where students could participate in MOOCs as a group. Now, the e...

December 10th 2013 at 4:29pm 0 Comments
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Google's big list of open source projects just grew by one -- the company has introduced a new online learning platform called MOOC.org. Despite the name, it's not a website about cows -- MOOC stands for "massive open online courses," and it's a product of the marriage between Mountain View and ed...

September 11th 2013 at 3:27am 0 Comments