UW-Madison to offer MOOCs this fall

Dive Summary:

  • As part of its new partnership with Coursera, the University of Wisconsin-Madison will offer the first two of four pilot MOOCs this fall.
  • "Video Games and Learning" and "Markets with Friction" will be available during the fall semester, with "Globalizing Higher Education" and "Research for the Knowledge Economy" becoming available in spring 2014.
  • Accrediting groups are being formed to explore the possibility of offering credit for the courses, and the school may offer up to six more MOOCs in 2014 depending on how the pilot courses are received.

From the article:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison announced Wednesday it's joining the MOOC movement, piloting four courses to the masses via the web that anyone in the world with a computer can take for free. UW-Madison was among 29 universities in several countries that announced new partnerships with the online learning company Coursera, a platform for massive open online courses called MOOCs. ...

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