Desire2Learn adds MOOC support with new learning platform
- Desire2Learn announced Tuesday its Desire2Learn Open Courses platform, a MOOC-enabled extension of its existing integrated learning platform.
- Open Courses allows colleges and universities to keep the rights to content, data and revenue from MOOCs offered, and to easily offer credits.
- The platform also lets users use a single login, utilizes an integrated e-textbook feature and allows professors to import material for their MOOCs from Desire2Learn's existing platform.
With the launch of Open Courses, Desire2Learn joins a growing list of LMS providers, such as Blackboard and Instructure, who are now facilitating MOOCs. That Desire2Learn's platform gives higher education institutions more control over their content and revenue could help it become serious competition to major MOOC providers like Coursera, Udacity and EdX. Schools already using the Open Courses platform include Colorado Community College Systems, Fanshawe College, La Cite College, Montana State University and the University of Wisconsin.
- GeeksWorld.com Desire2Learn Offers MOOCS Within Its Integrated Learning Platform, Redefining the MOOC Model
- The Chronicle of Higher Education Desire2Learn Enters MOOC Market as It Updates Its Platform
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