Online Learning Update

October 29, 2012

CourseWork alternatives offer greater social aspect in online learning

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:06 am

By Marshall Watkins, Stanford Daily

Even while various offerings compete with CourseWork to serve the Stanford community, the University continues to emphasize platforms focused on online education and the accompanying potential for reaching thousands of students. Internally developed platforms such as Class2Go and startups such as Coursera have found applications both within and beyond Stanford in a shift supported by University administrators. Many of these integrate the essential features of course management software within the massive open online course platform. “We want to get ahead of this wave,” said University President John Hennessy to the Faculty Senate in January, speaking on online education. “I want to be surfing the wave, not drowning in it.”

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