Starting this fall, students in any country across the world can log onto a computer and enroll in a lecture taught by a UNC professor — at no cost.
The University announced today it will offer four MOOCs — Massive Open Online Courses — this fall that cover several disciplines. The courses are offered for free worldwide for anyone with an internet connection.
UNC joins 29 additional universities that will offer courses operated by Coursera, an online educational platform, according to a press release from the company. Coursera already offers courses sponsored by 33 universities worldwide.
- “Epidemiology: The Basic Science of Public Health” — Lorraine Alexander and Karin Yeatts
- “Fundamentals of Rehearsing Music Ensembles” — Evan Feldman
- “Introduction to Environmental Law and Policy” — Don Hornstein
- “Metadata: Organizing and Discovering Information” — Jeffrey Pomerantz
“Partnering with Coursera represents one more way we can make Carolina and the high quality of our teaching of our faculty accessible to online learners,” Chancellor Holden Thorp said in a statement.
The University formed a MOOC task force in the fall to review 10 proposals that were submitted by faculty interested in teaching courses.