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European Business Schools Open Up Online
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This week, HEC Paris became the first business school in France to offer a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), drawing more than 30,000 students to its debut class, “Understanding Europe,” which is taught in English and available on Coursera.
The university plans to roll out six additional MOOCs in the coming year. The second, which will teach financial valuation, launches on March 4. That course has a few key differences from HEC’s initial online course. Sixty percent of the students registered for the six-week “Understanding Europe” class hail from outside Europe. They will be able to interact with students on HEC-Paris’s physical campus via videos, surveys, and online forums to discuss how the European Union and other European institutions work.
By contrast, HEC’s second MOOC, “Evaluation Financiere de l’Entreprise” will be taught in French; of its 12,000 registrants, about 3…………… continues on Businessweek
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