MOOCs debut at CityU
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A contract between City University of Hong Kong (CityU) and FutureLearn on 26 November launches a collaboration on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in 2016.
The contract was signed by Professor Gary Feng Gang, Acting Provost, Mr Sunny Lee Wai-kwong, Vice-President (Administration), and Mr Simon Nelson, Chief Executive Officer of FutureLearn.
Professor Christian Wagner, Associate Provost (Quality Assurance), Professor Cheng Shuk Han, Director of the Office of Education Development and Gateway Education, Mr David Ai Chuan, Director of Knowledge Transfer, Professor Zhu Guobin, Director of CityU Press, and Ms Xu Minji, Greater China Consultant of FutureLearn, also attended the signing ceremony.
MOOC is a relatively recent development in online education that enables unlimited participation and open access to cutting-edge content delivered by international experts via the Internet.
FutureLearn, owned by the Open University in the UK, offers a diverse selection of MOOCs from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. Under the partnership with FutureLearn, CityU will bring its Discovery-enriched Curriculum (DEC) to a global level.
CityU will debut three MOOCs in September 2016 in biomedical sciences, creative media, and innovation/entrepreneurship. All three courses are funded by the Professional Development Awards (PDAs), which were established for the development of MOOCs.