Coursera expands university roster
MANILA, Philippines - Adding to earlier news of Coursera offering college credit recommendations for some of its courses, the online learning initiative announced it is growing even further with the addition of 29 new universities to its roster.
The new universities bring the number of institutions offering free online courses through Coursera to 62.
The list of new universities are as follows:
- China: Chinese University of Hong Kong
- Denmark: Technical University of Denmark and University of Copenhagen
- France: Ecole Polytechnique
- Germany: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat München and Technische Universität München
- Italy: Sapienza Università di Roma
- Japan: The University of Tokyo
- Mexico: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and Universidad TecVirtual del Sistema Tecnológico de Monterrey
- The Netherlands: Leiden University
- Singapore: National University of Singapore
- Spain: IE Business School and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
- Switzerland: University of Geneva
- Taiwan: National Taiwan University
- US: Northwestern University, Penn State University, Rutgers University, Case Western Reserve University, California Institute of the Arts, University of California, San Diego, University of California, Santa Cruz, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Rochester, University of Wisconsin-Madison
As 16 of the 29 additions are international universities, Coursera will also be getting new courses from them in French, Spanish, Chinese, and Italian, potentially expanding the learner base of Coursera even further.
As Andrew Ng, co-founder of Coursera, explains, "With the addition of so many new courses across a wide range of disciplines, languages and academic approaches, we are now able to meet the needs of a more diverse student body, and give students more academic options to explore." - Rappler.com