UK enters global online university race (BBC News)

By Sean Coughlan

The UK’s biggest online university project has been launched, with more than 20 universities offering free courses. Students will be able to follow courses on mobile phones as well as computers.

The UK’s project, called FutureLearn, sees UK universities entering the global market in so-called Moocs – massive open online courses.

It could “revolutionise conventional models of formal education”, says universities minister David Willetts.

It will be interesting to see if the country goes through a similar evolution of this discourse as there seems to have been in the U.S.

About Ryan C. Fowler

Ryan is a curricular fellow at the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington D.C. He also teaches at Franklin and Marshall College and Lancaster Theological Seminary.
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