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CU dips its toes deeper into MOOCs

The University of Colorado has expanded its relationship with Coursera, a provider of “massive open online courses,” or MOOCs as they’re known.

CU-Boulder did a deal with Coursera last winter, and four such courses – three in science and one in comic books and graphic novels – will debut next school year.

The new agreement will allow faculty at CU’s Denver, Colorado Springs and Anshutz Medical campuses to use the Coursera platform. The expanded relationship is non-exclusive, so CU can work with other providers, and “CU currently has no plans to offer MOOCs for credit,” according to news release.

CU’s expanded relationship was announced at the same time as new Coursera arrangements with the State University of New York, University of Tennessee Systems, University of Houston System, University of Kentucky, University of Nebraska, University of New Mexico, University System of Georgia and West Virginia University.

Learn more about Coursera on its website and in this recent article from Inside Higher Education.

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