Online Learning Update

October 22, 2012

University of Virginia free online learning attract thousands of students

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:02 am

By Emily Hutt, UVa Cavalier

Tens of thousands of students have signed up for the University’s non-credit online courses set to begin January as part of the University’s venture with online-learning company Coursera, according to data released by University Information Technology Services. Online learning became a hot-button issue during the failed ouster of University President Teresa Sullivan this summer. After Sullivan’s reinstatement in July the University announced its partnership with online-course company Coursera following months of dialogue between both parties. Enrollment in each of the University’s six non-credit online courses ranged from fewer than 10,000 to nearly 40,000 per class as of Monday. More than 127,000 total enrollments have been counted so far, though students may have enrolled in multiple courses.

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