12 Top Universities to Offer Free Classes Online
Twelve top universities Tuesday joined a venture that offers free Internet courses world-wide, in a bet by some of the most prestigious institutions globally on online education.
The schools agreed to join four others already working with Coursera, a for-profit company founded by two Stanford University computer-science professors. The schools will offer 111 mainly introductory courses this school year, including Galaxies and Cosmology, Equine Nutrition and Contraception: Choice, Cultures and Consequences.
"It gets us one step closer to where anyone in the world can have connection to the best universities and access to the best professors," said Andrew Ng, who ...