Online Learning Update

April 27, 2012

Online learning courses for credit expand

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


After a successful pilot program last summer, the University will expand the number of online courses offered for credit through Yale Summer Session this year. The University will offer nine Yale College courses online for credit — up from two last year — that will be open to both Yale students and those from beyond the Yale community at a cost of $3,150 each, the same as other Summer Session courses held on campus. Dean of Yale Summer Session William Whobrey said the online courses, which are still in an experimental phase, “mimic the effects of a seminar” by allowing students and professors to interact via video chat and instant messaging. “This is an opportunity for Yale students to get credit towards their degrees even if they’re not in New Haven,” Whobrey said. “I’m sure there are students and faculty who prefer to be in the class and to see each other face-to-face, but this isn’t meant to replace that.”

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