Coursera, to Those Who Care
I’ve benefited a lot from coursera.org. The website, which was started by Stanford volunteers, at the very beginning, delivered valuable Stanford courses lively to the whole world (those with internet access, though) including Introduction to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Introduction to Databases. I took all of these three courses last year, and undoubtedly, deeply inspired and interested by the vivid as well as comprehensive lecturing, I’m so happy to forward this news to everyone.
Their progress in narrowing the gap of education opportunities has been witnessed by all those who really care about this area. Not only me but lots of people all over the world are gaining a lot from their on going service of resourcing knowledge for the world.
May I express my deep gratitude to all the pioneers in education who have been and will always be sharing their brilliant insights and devoting themselves into the area, that to those all, you are one of the greatest revolutions in the 21st century.
From: Coursera Staff <team>
Subject: 12 World-Class Universities Join Coursera!
We are THRILLED to announce that 12 universities — including three international institutions — will be joining Princeton University, Stanford University, University of Michigan, and University of Pennsylvania in offering classes on Coursera.
On Coursera, you will now be able to access world-class courses from:
- California Institute of Technology
- Duke University
- Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
- Georgia Institute of Technology
- Johns Hopkins University
- Princeton University
- Rice University
- Stanford University
- University of California, San Francisco
- University of Edinburgh
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- University of Michigan
- University of Pennsylvania
- University of Toronto
- University of Virginia
- University of Washington
You’ll be able to choose from more than 100 new courses, from learning how to program in Scala (taught from the creator of Scala, Professor Martin Odersky from EPFL), to Professor Dan Ariely’s course on irrational behavior, to the legendary UVA course “How Things Work” with Professor Louis Bloomfield. You can check out the most current course list here — keep in mind you can enroll in a class even if the start date is to be announced.
To date, 700,000 students from 190 countries have participated in classes on Coursera, with more than 1.6 million course enrollments total!
To everyone who has taken a class on Coursera, or who has recommended us to your friends and family — thank you! Education is starting to look very different, and we’re excited and humbled to be part of it.
Your Coursera Team | www.coursera.org