Web Summit – Dublin 2014



Interviewer Steve Nicholls (TechXB) with Sander Nijssen of Iversity

iversity.org is a platform for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). MOOCs offer unprecedented opportunities for students and professors alike. We believe that open courses can make a difference by enabling students from all over the world to take courses from professors all over the world. Conversely open courses enable professors to extend their reach by teaching tens of thousands of students worldwide. Access to education can both vastly improve people’s lives and bring about real change to communities as a whole. This is why our courses are free to everyone. This is also why our course offerings are constantly expanding and cover a range of subjects that include medicine, computer science, economics, physics, law, design and philosophy. We work in close cooperation with instructors, universities and knowledge-based companies to build high-quality courses that are engaging, interactive and fun. Our aim is not to replace the university but to empower academics. Likewise, being based in Europe, we are able to take advantage of the European Credit Transfer System. Our partner institutions have the opportunity to offer exams that award ECTS credits. Thus we enable students to pick and choose from a broad range of courses to earn recognised credentials. In short: iversity makes higher education more accessible, more affordable and more personalised.

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