MOOC learners to top 10 million by year end

A ministry of education white paper predicts that the number of students enrolled on a MOOC – massive open online course – in China is set to exceed 10 million by the end of 2016, up from 1.5 million just two years ago, writes Beckie Smith for The PIE News.

Published by the Ministry of Education’s Online Education Research Centre, the report charts an explosion of interest in massive open online courses since 2014. In the last year alone, the estimated number of registered MOOC users in China has come close to doubling, with the total standing at 5.75 million in 2015.

Preparation for China’s university entrance exam, the gaokao, is one of the most popular topics for Chinese MOOCs, along with higher education modules that slot into university courses and for-credit classes that new students can take before arriving on campus.
Full report on The PIE News site