29 Universities From 13 Countries Join Coursera's Platform to Offer Courses Online

29 Universities From 13 Countries Join Coursera's Platform to Offer Courses 
More Than 90 New Courses From the World's Top Educational
Institutions Available for Free 
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/21/13 --  Coursera, a leading
massive open online course (MOOC) platform, today announced
agreements with 29 universities from around the world to help bring
their courses online and available to anyone, for free. Joining the
33 other institutions currently offering courses on Coursera are the

--  California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)
--  Case Western Reserve University
--  Curtis Institute of Music
--  Ecole Polytechnique, France
--  IE Business School
--  Leiden University, Netherlands
--  Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen
--  National Taiwan University
--  National University of Singapore
--  Northwestern University
--  Penn State University
--  Rutgers University
--  Sapienza Universita di Roma
--  Technical University of Denmark
--  Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM)
--  Tecnologico de Monterrey
--  The Chinese University of Hong Kong
--  The University of Tokyo
--  Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
--  Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
--  University of California, San Diego
--  University of California, Santa Cruz
--  University of Colorado Boulder
--  University of Copenhagen, Denmark
--  University of Geneva, Switzerland
--  University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
--  University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
--  University of Rochester
--  University of Wisconsin-Madison

Among the new partners are 16 international institutions, which broaden
Coursera's course offerings not only by subject, but also across
diverse perspectives and in multiple languages, with new courses
available in native language Chinese, Spanish, French, and Italian.
Additionally, Coursera will now host more courses from universities
at the top of their respective fields, representing some of the
leading schools of Business, Medicine, Engineering, and the Arts. All
this adds up to a deeper and more broad course catalog that students
from a wide array of backgrounds can tap into to pursue their
academic, career, and personal goals.  
"We have been humbled by how quickly Coursera has grown in less than
a year, and we're working hard to continue to build our network of
university partners to offer a high quality learning experience to
anyone who wants it," said Coursera Co-Founder Daphne Koller. "One of
our top priorities is to reach the people who need education the
most, including those who would not otherwise have access to the type
of courses offered by the institutions that we have the honor of
working with." 
"With the addition of so many new courses across a wide range of
disciplines, languages, and academic approaches, we are now able to
meet the needs of a more diverse student body, and give students more
options. We are equally excited about bringing higher education to
places where access is limited, and giving established universities
opportunities to raise their impact both on and off campus," added
Coursera Co-Founder Andrew Ng.  
Since Coursera launched in April 2012, the company has registered
more than 2.7 million students, and is seeing approximately 1.45
million course enrollments per month. Additionally, Coursera has
recently begun offering students opportunities to receive credit and
recognition for their work, whether through Signature Track, which
offers verified certificates and shareable course records, or through
Credit Recommendations from the American Council of Education (ACE),
which offer the potential for students to receive transfer credit to
college degree programs for select courses.  
To join millions of other life long learners, register for your next
course at Coursera.org. 
About Coursera
 Coursera is on a mission to change the world by
educating millions of people by offering classes from top
universities and professors online for free. Coursera's comprehensive
education platform combines mastery-based learning principles with
video lectures, interactive content and a global community of peers,
offering students from around the world a unique online learning
experience. Coursera has partnered with top-tier universities to
provide courses across a broad range of disciplines, including
medicine, literature, history and computer science, among others.
Coursera is backed by leading venture capital firms Kleiner Perkins
Caufield & Byers and New Enterprise Associates. For more information,
visit Coursera.org. 
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