Coursera doubles university partnerships, pushing course count close to 200
- Continuing its expansion in the growing MOOC market, Coursera is more than doubling its number of institutional partners and increasing its course count near 200 with the announcement of partnerships with 16 new universities.
- Perhaps most interesting among the new partners are Wesleyan University and the Berklee College of Music, the first liberal arts college and music school respectively to formally join the MOOC game.
- A Moody's Investor Service report released last week predicted that MOOCs could eat into the business of for-profit schools, but such a scenario would depend on whether providers like Coursera are interested and capable of reproducing vocational courses at scale for free.
From the article:
Coursera continued its ambitious expansion in the growing market for MOOC support today, announcing accords with 16 new universities to help them produce massive open online courses - more than doubling the company's number of institutional partners and pushing its course count near 200. ...
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