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QuickWire: European MOOC Provider’s First Courses Go Online

Six courses offered through a new Berlin-based MOOC provider, iversity, went online on Monday with what the company said was a total of 115,000 students. The courses are the first of 24 that iversity hopes to offer as it seeks to enroll a million students by the end of next year—even though it’s still groping for a business model, according to TechCrunch. The top three courses so far are “The Future of Storytelling,” from the University of Applied Sciences, in Potsdam, Germany (29,000 students); “Design 101 (or Design Basics),” from the Academy of Fine Arts, in Catania, Italy (18,000 students); and “Public Privacy: Cyber Security and Human Rights,” from the Humboldt Viadrina School of Governance, in Berlin (17,000 students).

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