UW-Madison joins Coursera

UW-Madison is joining Coursera to offer four massive open online courses (MOOCs).

I like Sara Goldrick-Rab’s comments.

MOOCs are a good thing, but I view them as “outreach”. There are lots of problems with universities, but MOOCs don’t seem to be a solution to any of them.

I like Sara’s point about MOOCs more being used more for continuing education for the already educated vs new access for the uneducated.


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2 Responses to “UW-Madison joins Coursera”

  1. saragoldrickrab Says:


  2. Matthew Maenner (@mmaenner) Says:

    I think it is interesting how MOOCs offer courses but not credits or degrees, and the UW Flexible Option will offer degrees (but not necessarily courses).

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