UCSF Launches Open Online Courses on January 28
On January 28, UCSF will launch its first two MOOCs – Massive Open Online Courses – on the Coursera platform. MOOCs are a way to make select UCSF educational content available to the world, increase visibility as an educational institution, and experiment with new types of teaching and course delivery methods. Coursera, which launched in 2012, has partnered with top-tier universities around the world to help develop and deliver MOOCs.
The first two courses are Contraception: Choices, Culture and Consequences, taught by Jerusalem Makonnen, and Nutrition for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, taught by Katie Ferraro, both of whom are faculty in the School of Nursing. A third course on Clinical Problem Solving launches on February 11 and is taught by School of Medicine Vice Dean Catherine Lucey.
As of mid-January, over 90,000 students have enrolled in UCSF's online courses. It's not too late to sign up!
Update: as of January 25, 2013, over 100,000 students have enrolled in UCSF's Coursera classes.