Online Learning Update

April 29, 2013

Coursera Online Learning Classes Only Offered by Elite Universities

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

by: Monica Gleberman, Business Administration Information

Anyone can be a student in Coursera’s online learning classroom, but only the top universities in the world can offer classes through the popular site. Coursera classes only use content from universities that are members of the Association of American Universities (AAU), a group of the 62 top research institutions in North America. The AAU includes Ivy League schools, such as Yale and Harvard, as well as many state schools, such as Texas A&M and the University of Kansas. Coursera also partners with select international institutions, according to the document: For universities outside the United States, only those counted among the top five in their nation may use the Coursera platform. However, Coursera can make exceptions to these rules. It has created a University Advisory Board, which will help make academic decisions, including allowing new schools to sign up for the online services, serving as the final arbiter in any disagreements or disputes and reviewing the platform to make suggestions.

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