Last week Google announced something new: a two week online course introducing its Google Maps, Google Maps Engine Lite and Google Earth software products. Why is Google interested in online courses? What are its goals? And, could this be the beginning of other corporate online offerings?
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Massive Open Online Courses Are Multiplying at a Rapid Pace - NYTimes.com
Pace University Faculty Member Prepares "GIS 101" MOOC - Directions Magazine
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Google Announces a Mapping MOOC: Mapping with Google - All Points Blog
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