January 17, 2022

Launches of New MOOC Degrees Declined in 2019

From Educational Technology:

Class Central, one of the world’s largest search engines for digital course offerings, recently released its end-of-year industry analysis to track the impact of global MOOCs.

The report found that global MOOC enrolments grew to 110 million learners in 2019, excluding numbers from China. On top of this, Class Central’s research found that education institutes launched more than 2,500 courses, 11 online degrees and 170 microcredentials.

By the end of 2019, 13.5k MOOCs had been announced or launched by over 900 universities worldwide. The report notes that in 2019 alone, approximately 2.5k online courses were launched by 450 universities.

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