INFOGRAPHIC: Global MOOC statistics

Comprehensive look at MOOCs, and MOOC users around the world, reveal it’s more than just a trend

global-MOOC-infographicAre MOOCs just a trend that, thanks to common criticisms like ‘not as good as a face-to-face course’ and ‘low completion rates,’ will soon die out? According to recent statistics from MOOC providers, universities, and research firms, if it is a trend, it’s only increasing—around the world.

According to The New York Times, 2012 was ‘The Year of the MOOC;’ however, due to the large increases in MOOC users not just in the U.S. but in China, Spain, and Arabic-speaking countries, 2014 could be considered ‘The Year MOOCs Changed the World.’

From countries quickly catching up to the U.S. in providers to new information on user demographics, and from the history of where it all started to the various kinds of MOOCs offered, this infographic provides a comprehensive snapshot of MOOCs in 2014.…Read More

INFOGRAPHIC: STEM facts that should shock you

Is the U.S. really making progress in STEM? These statistics shed new light on the current crisis

STEM-facts-infographic By now every stakeholder in education is aware of ‘the STEM crisis,’ but with an increased focus on K-12 STEM curriculum, are post-secondary students attaining STEM degrees? How did the Great Recession affect STEM jobs, if at all? New statistics help shed light on the current state of science, technology, engineering and math.

In this infographic, you’ll find the most up-to-date information on the projection of STEM careers in the near future, and how everything from K-12 class time, to taking AP exams, can affect these core subjects in higher education.

For example, did you know that in 2020 there will be 9.2 million STEM jobs, with 4.6 million in computing alone? Yet, currently, only 31 percent of U.S. bachelor’s degrees were awarded in science and engineering.…Read More