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Northwestern expands MOOCs program with new courses

Jeanne Kuang, Campus Editor

October 31

Filed under Academic, Campus

Northwestern is developing new, free massive open online courses (MOOCs) on the digital Coursera platform, after terminating its for-credit, tuition-charging Semester Online program this past spring. The University is rolling out five new MOOCs on Coursera, bringi...

Northwestern to offer free online course for alumni

Tyler Pager, Assistant Campus Editor

May 20

Filed under Academic, Administration, Alumni, Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern is offering a free massive open online course this summer exclusively for NU alumni and friends. The course, Content Strategy for Professionals: Engaging Audiences for Your Organization, will run from June 9 to...

After discontinuing Semester Online, Northwestern alters online education goals

Cat Zakrzewski, Reporter

April 15

Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories

After its first experiment in for-credit online courses for undergraduates failed, Northwestern is now shifting its focus to developing Web courses for its graduate programs and building up its Massive Open Online Courses. Jake...

Northwestern partners with Coursera to continue online education development

Cat Zakrzewski, Assistant In Focus Editor

February 22

Filed under Academic, Administration, Campus, Science & Technology

Northwestern announced Wednesday that it has partnered with Coursera, a digital platform for massive open online courses. The University’s foray into the growing field of MOOCs, along with 28 other American and global institutions,...

Northwestern partnering with 10 schools for online course consortium

Patrick Svitek, Online Managing Editor

November 15

Filed under Blogs, On Campus

Northwestern is joining nine other top schools to launch an online course program for undergraduate students next fall, the University announced this morning. The new initiative, called Semester Online, will allow participating...

Northwestern looks into providing massive open online courses

Cat Zakrzewski, Assistant Campus Editor

November 13

Filed under Blogs, On Campus

Although Northwestern has yet to join many of its peer institutions in formally partnering with popular massive open online course providers, some NU professors already have begun offering these courses. MOOCs have rapidly...