The world of distance learning has changed beyond recognition since the first correspondence courses dropped onto doormats more than 40 years ago, The Guardian reports. Classes of thousands from around the world can now join interactive lectures for free. This is the world of MOOCs – massive open online courses – which have blazed a trail in the US. This autumn, 21 UK universities – including Bristol, Leeds and Southampton – are preparing to launch their own MOOCs in partnership with the Open University. While MOOCs mostly don't set entry requirements, they are pitched between "taster" and postgraduate level –...

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Denny Carter

Dennis has covered higher education technology since April 2008, having interviewed some of the most recognized IT pros in U.S. colleges and universities. He is always updating eCampus News with the latest in pressing ed-tech issues, such as the growing i