Educational Technology

July 29, 2012

University of Washington Tags Coursera to Offer Free Online Classes

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:40 am

by: Bianca Da Silva, College Classes

As many other institutions announced their partnership with Coursera, an online course management system founded by two Stanford professors, Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng, the University of Washington announced that they too would be participating, and this boosted the course offerings from 43 to 111. As of now, Coursera is the proud partner of 16 institutions that will be offering these online courses to interested parties around the world. The moment some of the most prestigious universities around the country announced that they were partnering with Coursera, a range of other institutions made the decision not to be left behind, and this has ensured that students have their pick in terms of the establishment through which they would like to study. The day that the University of Washington made the decision to announce their partnership, they had 2 courses listed as available, but by the end of that same day, over 2,500 students had already signed up for them. These two courses were; information security and risk management in context, by Barbara Endicott-Popovsky and Scientific Computing, by J. Nathan Kutz.

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