Ireland can play major role in online education revolution

Ireland has the chance to be at the centre of an online education revolution if our third-level system champions a glaring opportunity to teach the world, the Independent reports.

Pioneered in Ireland, Massive Open Online Courses (or MOOCs) are published and promoted on the internet and promise to do for education accessibility what iTunes did for music.

MOOCs are rapidly gaining popularity worldwide and cover a massive range of topics immediately addressing current urgent business needs – such as the latest in predictive analytics, data structures and algorithms.

MOOCs significantly reduce the inevitable time delay between identifying the immediate requirements of industry and meeting them with trained lecturers and approved third-level courses.

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