A New Wave of Cousera Offerings

Last fall, Coursera and Minnesota were linked by MOOCs when Coursera posted a warning on its website that the state’s Office of Higher Education had notified the company that none of the universities offering classes to Minnesota students through Coursera was authorized to do so.

There were plenty of angry blog posts and then the state's office said then that while there was a decade-old state law that required institutions to register with the state, the office would not enforce it.

And yesterday, University of Minnesota officials announced that they will be partnering with Coursera to produce massive open online courses available to anyone in the world for free. Coursera is adding a second wave of "29 New Schools, 92 New Courses, 5 Languages, 4 Continents and 2.7 Million Courserians" to the 33 universities they are already offering courses with online.


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