Online Learning Update

June 19, 2013

University of Chicago Free Open Online Learning Courses

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:10 am

By LINDSAY WELBERS, Hyde Park Herald

Casual learners interested in taking a University of Chicago class but not taking out student loans or reenrolling in college have the opportunity to study at the university for free. The university has partnered with Coursera, a company that offers free, notfor- credit courses from colleges and universities online. Two provost-appointed faculty committees recommended that the university proceed in offering online courses, in part because it will give professors the opportunity to experiment with new venues for their teaching and research. The first two courses offered will comprise one on global warming, taught by David Archer, professor in geophysical sciences, and another by John Cochrane, the AQR Capital Management Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the Booth School of Business, on asset pricing.

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