Online Courses

Online Courses

The importance of community in online courses

Over the last year, we have seen the emergence of cohort-based courses (CBCs). Like traditional face-to-face college-based courses, CBCs have a fixed number of learners who work through a programme together led by an instructor. What opportunities does this create for instructors who want to create online courses with embedded communities?

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A case against closed ecosystems for online learning

Most online courses behave like intranet sites that are accessible without a VPN. For example, if you're not an Udemy user, you can't do anything with the site, even if the course you are interested in is free. Against the backdrop of an increasingly open Internet, is this the right way to democratise online learning?

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The Netflix moment for online courses

Over the last two decades, Netflix has been quietly transforming the entertainment industry with data. It uses complex analytics to answer high priority business questions. Compared to Netflix, online courses are still in the dark ages. Could they benefit from having access to similar real-time actionable insights?

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Can non-fungible tokens make online courses better?

According to Coin Telegraph, there were $300 million in non-fungible token (NFT) sales in January and February this year. What opportunities does this burgeoning industry present for course creators? Will NFTs make the online teaching and learning experience better?

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