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The rise of edX

In this commentary for Global University Venturing, Greg Bayes-Brown explores whether the for-profit model is the right approach to take when it comes to delivering MOOC content. The ultimate goal of the MOOC is to raise the global level of education and this does not sit well alongside the concept of turning profit, according to Bayes-Brown. To this end, edX, with its not-for-profit stance may well have the edge over competitors, Coursera and FutureLearn.  

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Videos in eLearning

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The use of videos in everyday life has increased to great extent, and all credit goes to the use of smartphones and  laptops without which much of everyday tasks remain incomplete. With the advancement of technology, online education has undergone a sea change and supporters of e-learning are making the most of it. The use of videos in online education is one such invention. The choice of using videos in online education should be based on a lot of factors like budget, time consummation, the subject, whether the subject requires a video for learning, etc. If you are planning for including a video in your course module, you must do so only after you consider the advantages and disadvantages of it. This article is surely the right guide that you need to know the pros and cons of using video in e-learning.

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