December 20, 2014

MOOCs: Coursera Adds 29 New University Partners, Nearly Doubles Number of Schools Using Platform

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From the Coursera Blog:

Today we’re welcoming 29 new universities to the Coursera community of 2.7 million students and 33 existing universities across 4 continents! This is an extremely exciting announcement for us, not only because we’re nearly doubling the amount of schools offering courses on our platform, but also because of the diverse learning opportunities that these schools will bring to our students.

16 of our 29 new universities are international, and courses from these institutions will be available in French, Spanish, Chinese and Italian. Many of the schools are also leaders in their respective fields, from business and medicine to engineering and the arts.

Here’s the list of our new schools:

United States

  • California Institute of the Arts
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Curtis Institute of Music
  • Northwestern University
  • Penn State University
  • Rutgers University
  • UC San Diego
  • UC Santa Cruz
  • University of Colorado, Boulder
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison

Latin America

  • Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • Tecnológico de Monterrey

Europe

  • Ecole Polytechnique, France
  • IE Business School, Spain
  • Leiden University, Netherlands
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Muenchen, Germany
  • Sapienza, University of Rome, Italy
  • Technical University Munich, Germany
  • Technical University of Denmark
  • University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain

Asia

  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • National Taiwan University
  • National University of Singapore
  • University of Tokyo, Japan

Coursera now has 62 university partners. Here’s the complete list.

Here’s an interactive graphic that shows the locations of partners.

Coverage

Coursera signs on 29 more schools to offer free online courses (via VentureBeat)

Mooc platform Coursera continues its expansion (via Financial Times)

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