Salford Business School launches unique open access online course, by University of Salford

As one of the fastest-growing trends in education, massive open online courses also hold potential for public diplomacy.

In recent years, massive open online courses (MOOCs) have enabled millions of people across the world to have access to free higher education. While the original purpose of the MOOC model may have been to make higher education more democratic, it is increasingly being used as a tool to foster mutual understanding between the United States and other countries, and provide an opportunity for students across the world to “test drive” a U.S. higher education experience.