MOOCs: suitable for scholarships

Here’s something scary for scholarship fund-raisers – philanthropy paying for MOOC study

Macquarie Group (as in the bank) will pay student fees for “skills-based” courses offered via edX.

There’s $1m, “to support economic recovery by assisting learners seeking skills-based programming.”  Funding is focused on people from Australia, India, the UK and US.

edX offers a spread of prices. You can spend a few dollars for a completion certificate, say $69 for ANU’s Introduction to Actuarial Science through to $25 000 for a full masters, say Uni Queensland’s leadership innovation degree.


Can naming rights be far away?