Online Learning Update

October 24, 2012

Coursera head talks online learning

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

By COURTNEY BALGOBIN, Daily Princetonian

Daphne Koller, a Stanford computer science professor, addressed the purpose and vision of Coursera at Princeton and throughout the entire world. Princeton was one of the first four schools to partner with Coursera, along with Stanford, Penn and Michigan. Within a few months of its launch, Coursera grew immensely and is now partnered with 33 institutions. More than 1.5 million students currently take courses on the site, and it is gaining about 70,000 new users every week. Koller discussed limitations that prevent people around the world from obtaining education. She explained that Coursera provides a means of receiving education to anyone who has an Internet connection, regardless of geographic location or financial status. She highlighted the rising costs of college tuition and recognized that tuition can put college out of reach for many people.

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