"According to Bates, online learning will experience a shift and move into mainstream programs as the growth of hybrid learning — to accommodate new technologies — takes root in the education industry. Due to this, it is possible that academic institutions will give distance-based online learning methods more of a
"Coursera will offer a fee-based pathway with identity verification for students who want to earn a more meaningful certificate of completion, the company said today in an announcement that also sheds light on an emerging business model for the largest massive open online course (MOOC) provider."
Background: Clinicians in developing countries have had limited access to continuing education (CE) outside major cities,
and CE strategies have had limited impact on sustainable change in performance. New educational tools could improve CE
accessibility and effectiveness.
Methodology/Principal Findings: The objective of this study was to evaluate an interactive Internet-based CE course on