Part 1 - Opening Doors
A new world of opportunity is opening up to students who previously may have missed out on a shot at higher education. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) make it possible for students to take part in classes via the internet. MOOCs are offering hope to the masses in China, a country where access to top universities remains highly restrictive. XuetangX, China's newest and largest online learning portal, features courses from leading universities. Watch this episode ofLearning World
and find out how MOOCs are transforming learning on Chinese campuses.
Part 2 - Reaching Out
Are MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) going to be the future of higher education around the world? Leading futurist John Mahaffie describes the huge potential for MOOCs. He is convinced that they will help democratize education. He also explains the challenges facing this new form of learning, notably in infrastructure and connectivity. Watch this inspiring interview to find out more about his views on the future of education.