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Topic - Coursera
) is an education technology company founded by computer science professors Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller from Stanford University, located in Mountain View, California. In April 2012, Coursera announced that they had received $16 million of Series A venture capital from L. John Doerr at Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers and Scott Sandell of New Enterprise Associates - Source: Wikipedia
Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, could be the wave of the future for colleges and universities, but the University of Virginia is approaching the trend with caution.
They have been touted as the biggest revolution in higher education since Plato opened his academy, but a growing number of educators are saying that massive open online courses may not be ready for a cap and gown.
The University of Virginia physics professor has jumped head-first into the brave new world of Massive Open Online Courses, more commonly known as MOOCs, that supporters claim -- and skeptics fear -- is on the brink of revolutionizing the way postsecondary education is conducted.
Students may soon be able to receive college credit for the free online courses that are reshaping higher education.
More leading universities are offering free online courses through the fast-growing education platform Coursera.
Seventeen leading universities in the U.S. and abroad will start offering free cyber courses through the online education platform Coursera, the company said Wednesday.