Oxford University to launch first online MOOC

Oxford University has announced its first massive open online course – or so-called MOOC – in a partnership with a United States online university network, writes Sean Coughlan for BBC.

These free online courses have grown in popularity with hundreds of universities and millions of students. But until now Oxford has not offered such MOOC courses.

Oxford has now announced that it will begin enrolling students for a course starting in February 2017 called "From Poverty to Prosperity: Understanding economic development". It will be part of the edX online platform, which has nine million registered students and runs more than 900 online courses from universities including Harvard University, MIT, University of California, Berkeley in the US, Peking University in China and Sorbonne in France as well as the University of Edinburgh and Imperial College London in the United Kingdom.
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