FGV Online beats iTunesU and the Khan Academy in the OCW awards
For the second consecutive year, FGV Online is one of the winners of the OCW People's Choice Awards, an award to the best initiatives within the Open Course Ware Consortium - an international consortium of open education which the FGV Online is a member since July 2008.
This year, FGV Online won in the category Most Engaging Resources, staying ahead of competitors and giants of free online education Khan Academy and iTunesU. It is an amazing recognition to our e-learning model, because we beat projects that have dozens times more hits than us in a category that assesses the quality of the material, the ability it has to captivate the student, celebrated the CEO of FGV Online, Stavros Xanthopoylos, on an article in the newspaper O Estado de São Paulo. In 2011, FGV Online won the OCW People's Choice Awards for the category Most Innovative and Forefront Program.
Initiatives of renowned educational institutions like MIT OpenCourseWare of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the program of open courses at the University of Michigan and the Coursera (a startup of American Universities' professors) also were honored in their respective categories. The winner of the main prize was the American Museum of Natural History.
Since its creation in 2008, FGV Online's free courses have had more than 14 million hits and rely on more than 4.5 million people registered. Currently, 41 courses are offered, including programs in FGV's areas of expertise such as Law, Business Management and Marketing, courses aimed at high school teachers, among others.
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