News Corp.’s Amplify Is Latest With A MOOC For The High School Crowd

Ki Mae Heussner | GigaOM | June 28, 2013

Summary: News Corp.’s education division Amplify is the latest to roll out a massive open online course (MOOC) for high school students.

High school kids across the country are getting the chance to make potentially thousands of new Facebook friends. That’s because massive open online courses (MOOCs), which have historically targeted college-age students and lifelong learners, are making their way to the pre-college crowd.

This week, News Corp.’s education arm Amplify announced a high school MOOC for AP Computer Science. The course, which kicks off in August, is intended to give students two semesters of academic instruction in preparation for the College Board’s exam. [...]