Coursera adds 12 top-tier providers; secures additional $3.7M in funding
Distance learning provider Coursera, founded just last fall by Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller, both faculty members at Stanford at the time, has added 12 new top-tier learning institutions to its lineup. In addition, the Mountain View CA-based company has secured $3.7 million in funding from Caltech and the University of Pennsylvania.
The latest schools to sign agreements with Coursera include California Institute of Technology, Duke University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Johns Hopkins University, Rice University, UC San Francisco, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Virginia, University of Washington, Ecole Polytechnique Federale deLausanne, University of Edinburgh, and the University of Toronto.
Stanford, Princeton, University of Michigan, and Penn State have been on board with Coursera since April 2012 and already offer more than 100 online courses in a broad range of disciplines. Coursera has logged 1.6 million course enrollments across its 43 courses, to date. All classes are offered at no charge to any student with access to a computer and Internet connection.
You can check out previous EdTech Times coverage of Coursera here, or go direct to their website here.