Coursera Adds 17 New Partners

The Year of MOOCs is not over. Last week, Coursera announced last week that they have added 17 new partners. This nearly doubles the number of institutions that will be using the company’s platform to offer Massive Open Online Courses to the public, bringing the total count of partners to 34.

The new partners include a number of flagship institutions, liberal-arts colleges and specialized institutions like the Berklee College of Music and Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

With 1.3 million students having already registered for a course through Coursera, the MOOC provider expects its enrollments to spike with the introduction of a number of new subject areas and expert faculty members.

Leaders at the various new partner universities emphasized to The Chronicle of Higher Education that their main motivation in partnering with Coursera was to expand access to education and to try out new forms of teaching that could be applied on their own campuses.

With the partnership of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Coursera also hopes to introduce courses taught primarily in Mandarin.

The complete list of Coursera’s partners can be found below, with asterisks identifying new partners.

  • Berklee College of Music*
  • Brown University*
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Columbia University*
  • Duke University
  • Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
  • Emory University*
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem*
  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Tehcnology*
  • Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine*
  • Ohio State University*
  • Princeton University
  • Rice University
  • Stanford University
  • University of British Columbia*
  • UC Irvine*
  • UC San Francisco
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Florida*
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of London International Programmes*
  • University of Maryland, College Park*
  • University of Melbourne
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh*
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Washington
  • Vanderbilt University*
  • Wesleyan University*

* indicates a new partner

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