Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Massive Open Online Courses Prove Popular, if Not Lucrative Yet - NYTimes.com

Massive Open Online Courses Prove Popular, if Not Lucrative Yet - NYTimes.com



Online Learning, en Masse: More top colleges are offering free massive open online courses, but companies and universities still need to figure out a way to monetize them.MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — In August, four months after Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng started the online education company Coursera, its free college courses had drawn in a million users, a faster launching than either Facebook or Twitter. 
 The co-founders, computer science professors at Stanford University, watched with amazement as enrollment passed two million last month, with 70,000 new students a week signing up for over 200 courses, including Human-Computer Interaction, Songwriting and Gamification, taught by faculty members at the company’s partners, 33 elite universities. Read more...
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