The popular online learning site, Coursera, launched by Stanford professors Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng, announced that Seventeen new universities have joined the startup’s platform, nearly doubling the number of schools that have signed on. Now it offers over 200 courses from 33 top schools and has 1.3 million online students.
Coursera has differentiated itself from other online course initiatives (although Harvard, MIT and UC Berkeley’s EdX might beg to differ), by only going after the most reputed departments, courses and concentrations within America’s universities, bringing them online and opening them up to the masses.
The new additions are: The Berklee College of Music, Brown University, Columbia University, Emory University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, The Ohio State University, University of British Columbia, University of California, Irvine, University of Florida, University of London, University of Maryland, University of Melbourne, University of Pittsburgh, Vanderbilt University and Wesleyan University.
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