Online Learning Update

March 25, 2014

Coursera Names Former Yale President as its New CEO

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:10 am

by DOUGLAS BELKIN, Wall Street Journal
Coursera Inc., a Silicon Valley startup that has provided millions of students free online access to hundreds of brand-name college courses, named former Yale University President Rick Levin to be its new CEO. The appointment signals a renewed bid for credibility and profitability for a sector of higher education known as Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs. The appointment could represent a doubling down on Coursera’s bid to win accreditation for its courses, a step which would open up the door to significantly more revenue, said Ray Schroeder, the associate vice chancellor for online learning at the University of Illinois Springfield.

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