Coursera in deals with 10 US state PSE institutions

May 30, 2013

Coursera, a massive open online course (MOOC) platform, has announced that it is working on new deals with 10 US state university systems and public university flagships. In many of these deals, institutions are not only making their course content available online, but they are also exploring how to use MOOC technology on their own campuses and online within their own courses. Coursera states that faculty will have the opportunity to develop online courses and adapt existing MOOC content, which they can then incorporate into their own classrooms. The collaborations also mean an opportunity for institutions to offer for-credit offerings to some students. "We think the coming decade will see a transformation in the way education is delivered, where teachers and online content come together to better serve students on campus and beyond," said Daphne Koller, co-founder of Coursera. Coursera News Release | Chronicle of Higher Education (free access) | Inside Higher Ed