Online Learning Update

November 18, 2013

As open online courses evolve, Yale remains cautious

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:05 am


Yale’s approach stands in contrast to that of its peer institutions — though this is also the first year that Yale has been on a MOOC platform, having announced its partnership with Coursera last year. Harvard currently lists 17 courses on EdX, a joint venture between Harvard, MIT and a series of other schools. Stanford lists 25 classes on Coursera, while the University of Pennsylvania offers 27. But new methods of content delivery for online courses are attempting to move beyond the one-way conveyance to which Salovey referred. Earlier this month, Coursera announced a partnership with the U.S. State Department to create “learning hubs,” located across the globe, that provide internet access for free courses. Whether the hubs will alter Yale’s long-term calculations around the online courses, though, remains to be seen.

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