Online Learning Update

April 26, 2012

Free online learning coursework offered by 5 top colleges

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:01 am

By Stephanie Simon, Reuters

Five prestigious U.S. universities will create free online courses for students worldwide through a new interactive education platform dubbed Coursera, the founders said. The two professors of computer science at Stan-ford University also announced that they had received $16 million in financing from two Silicon Valley venture-capital firms. Coursera will offer more than three dozen college courses in the coming year through its website at Courses will cover topics such as Greek mythology, neurology, calculus and contemporary American poetry. The classes are designed and taught by professors at Stanford, Princeton, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Michigan.

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