New York Public Library Plans In-Person ‘Classes’ for MOOC Students

The New York Public Library is planning to help life long learners by organizing meet-ups for people who take MOOCs. In a pilot program with Coursera, the library will provide “an infrastructure for in-person learning” for learners taking the free online classes. By gathering and discussing the courses offline with “trained facilitators,” students improve their chances of getting higher scores. Even better, these meeting sessions will be free.

The library plans to foot the bill for weekly discussion groups as part of its own public-service mission, [the library’s director of adult-education services] says, adding: “There’s no money exchanging hands between anybody.”

For full story, see The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Yvonne Chan

Yvonne Chan

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