Coursera, the online learning platform founded by Stanford computer science professors Daphne Koller Ph.D. ’94 and Andrew Ng, recently raised $43 million in venture capital… Continue Reading »
Even as massive open online courses (MOOCs) continue to assume an increasingly prominent role in education, regularly enrolling thousands of students from around the world in classes taught by professors from dozens of universities, their rapid growth has sparked a backlash focused on the potential loss of diversity and interaction in education.
Launched last March, the Stanford-developed platform for massive open online courses (MOOCs) has attracted over 170,000 students from over 150 countries in just under a year. Compared to peers Coursera and Udacity, Venture Lab focuses on peer learning.
Coursera, an online learning platform developed at Stanford, continues to assume an increasingly influential role in the field of online education, but its usage at Stanford has prompted concerns among students that courses using the platform have not fully exploited its potential.
The American Council of Education (ACE) has recommended that five courses on Coursera, an online learning platform founded by Stanford professors, become eligible for official college credit.