Free open online courses are designed to bridge the digital skills gap. [By IAN MUNDELL]
Many thousands of unemployed youngsters in Europe cannot take advantage of jobs in the Internet economy because they lack the necessary skills. One option for addressing this digital skills gap may be massive open online courses, or MOOCs, short educational programs delivered free of charge over the Internet.
MOOCs have been a hot topic in higher education for several years now, as increasing numbers of universities put courses online through platforms such as Coursera and edX in the US and FutureLearn, Iversity and France Université Numérique in Europe. Information technology (IT) and computing have been at the forefront of this movement. +[Leer artículo completo]