Penn & Coursera: On-Line Courses
Penn has teamed up with more than a dozen Universities to offer on-line classes through Coursera. These four to twelve week not-for-credit courses are taught by faculty at renowned colleges.
Penn Alumni are invited to take classes on-line!
Coursera, designed by two Stanford computer scientists, is a web portal meant to make interactive online courses from top universities available for free to millions of people across the globe. Penn is partnering with Coursera in the company's effort to distribute not only math, engineering, and science courses to users, but also a selection of courses in the humanities and social sciences, taught to thousands of students at once. Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller, the founders of Coursera, decided to create the company after developing and teaching web-based courses for Stanford last year.
The outstanding faculty members teaching courses via Coursera include the following:
- Ezekiel J. Emanuel, the Diane v.S. Levy and Robert M. Levy University Professor, with appointments at the Wharton School and the Perelman School of Medicine;
- Robert Ghrist, the Andrea Mitchell Penn Integrating Knowledge Professor, appointed at both the School of Engineering and mathematics department in the School of Arts and Sciences; and
- Kevin Werbach, associate professor of legal studies and business ethics at the Wharton School.
For more information click here, or check out Coursera's video or visit Coursera website.