- Coursera announced new partnerships Thursday with 10 public universities and state college systems, though these new partners may focus more on utilizing the MOOC provider's video and testing platform on their physical campuses.
- The new partners intend to focus on using Coursera to supplement classroom materials, bring in-state students back to degree programs, improve graduation rates and give high school students a head start, though the schools and systems will still likely offer their own MOOCs.
- The new partners are the Universities of Tennessee, Kentucky, Nebraska and New Mexico, the State University of New York, the Tennessee Board of Regents, the University of Colorado System, the University of Houston System, the University System of Georgia and West Virginia University System.
From the article:
... Thursday’s announcement of the new partnerships means that the state schools, from New York to New Mexico, will experiment with using Coursera’s massive online open course (MOOC) video and testing platform to improve and widen online learning on their own campuses, officials said.
It is expected to bolster the so-called blended classroom in which online videotaped lectures from various online courses are an enrichment tool, like a textbook, in a class that also has face-to-face teaching and evaluation. ...