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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...

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, consortium terminate online course-for-credit program

Cat Zakrzewski, Reporter

April 3

Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories

One year after Northwestern rolled out its first foray into online courses for credit, the University and its partner schools terminated the Semester Online pilot program, provost Dan Linzer announced Thursday. “While we...

Northwestern extends registration deadline for Semester Online

Cat Zakrzewski, Assistant Summer Editor

August 8

Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus, The Summer Northwestern 2013

The deadline to register for Northwestern's first online courses for credit has been extended three weeks, the University announced Tuesday. Jake Julia, NU associate provost for academic initiatives, said undergraduate students...

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...