Sounds really exciting this time with the MOOC, as reported by Audrey Watters.
Both Udacity and MITx – as well as those 3 Stanford classes last term – focus on CS, but Coursera’s course catalog will extend beyond that one discipline. Ng and Koller promised me classes in poetry. They said there’ll be classes in science fiction and in folklore. There’ll be sociology. There’ll be continuing ed in medicine.
This is another post providing the updates on MOOCs.
Princeton, Penn and Michigan will join Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley as partners of Coursera, a company founded earlier this year by the Stanford engineering professors Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng. Using Coursera’s platform, the universities will produce free, online versions of their courses that anyone can take.
Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/04/18/princeton-penn-and-michigan-join-mooc-party#ixzz1sOyPg9HX
Inside Higher Ed
These MOOCs seem to be moving at a trajectory that would provide a whole spectrum of free online courses to anyone interested in taking.
Postscript: A related post on MOOCs
Envisioning a post-campus America The Atlantic 13 Feb 2012
Learning from MOOC by Audrey Watters
How will MOOC impact the future of college education K. WALSH on APRIL 25, 2012
MITx What the students think? – Students response to prototype course.
Harvard and MIT team up to offer free online courses NYTimes 3 May 2012
The problem with edx a mooc by any other name/ Bonnie Stewart 2 May 2012
Coursera the New face of Higher Education http://www.zdnet.com/blog/education/coursera-the-new-face-of-higher-education-video/4894
Harvard and MIT team up to educate a billion people online http://www.good.is/post/harvard-and-mit-team-up-to-educate-a-billion-people-online/ by Liz Dwyer
edX The Release http://www.edxonline.org/release.html
edX frequently asked questions http://www.edxonline.org/faqs.html
The week in ed tech news http://hackeducation.com/2012/05/05/the-week-in-ed-tech-news-may-5/ by Audrey Watters 5 May 2012
Bionic learning http://cogdogblog.com/2012/05/02/bionic-mooc/ by Cogdog 2 May 2012
Hype X: What edX can and can’t do http://shermandorn.com/wordpress/?p=4934 by Sherman Dorn 2 May 2012