University of Minnesota partners with Coursera for free online classes



By Jenna Ross, Star Tribune

“The University of Minnesota will create its own free online courses, joining an ever-growing group of universities in a grand experiment that some expect to remake higher education.

University officials announced late Wednesday night that the U is partnering with Coursera to produce massive open online courses, or MOOCs, available to anyone in the world for free. It’s part of a new wave of 29 universities to sign on with the California-based company, which is already working with 33 others.”

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