“The Morning Briefing” is SmartPlanet’s daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we’re reading about the future of distance-based learning.
1.) Babson research study: More than 6.7 million students learning online. The number of students taking at least one online course has now surpassed the 6.7 million mark, while higher education adoption of massive open online courses remains low, according to an online survey by the Babson Survey Research Group.
2.) Online learning grows but not its profits. In August, four months after Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng started the online education company Coursera, its free college courses had drawn in a million users, a faster launching than either Facebook or Twitter.
3.) Essa Academy rolls out tablets in e-learning drive. A Bolton school is investing in online learning by supplying 840 pupils and all of its teachers with their own tablet.
4.) The future of free online courses from big-time universities. [broadcast]
5.) David Cameron to bring e-learning to NHS dementia nurses. David Cameron has announced he will be rolling out online learning packages to nurses working with dementia patients.
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