More MOOCs: Coursera Announces Partnerships With 10 State University Systems and Public Institutions
Here’s a full list of the new institutions that are joining Coursera’s platform:
- The State University of New York (SUNY) [Largest System in U.S.]
- Tennessee Board of Regents
- University of Tennessee System
- University of Colorado System
- University of Houston System
- University of Kentucky
- University of Nebraska
- University of New Mexico
- University System of Georgia
- West Virginia University
By working with these institutions, we hope to motivate and encourage new methods and enhance previous approaches to teaching on-campus and online. Professors teaching at these schools will have the opportunity to develop online courses through Coursera, as well as adapt existing Coursera courses for their own classrooms.
The partnership with Coursera will give professors the option to experiment with and improve upon the “blended learning” model, which combines online video lectures and content with active, in-person classroom interactions. Studies have shown many benefits to blended learning, including improved classroom participation. Pilot programs, which will be offered at several joining institutions, will be evaluated for their effectiveness in enhancing student success.
Additionally, this collaboration opens up opportunities for institutions to consider for-credit offerings for non-matriculated students interested in continuing their education, but who might not have access to campus resources. Institutions can use Coursera’s platform to create MOOCs that allow learners to have access to course content, and potentially receive credentials upon completion.
Read the Complete Announcement
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