http://a2.mzstatic.com/us/r1000/103/Purple2/v4/f1/b4/ac/f1b4ac73-627b-ffc5-5166-5f941b585dae/mzl.sqyqnjzf.320x480-75.jpgBy Yarden Skop. Some 80 universities worldwide, including Princeton and Brown, have already joined the project. TAU and the Technion will join Hebrew University, which has been the only Israeli representative in the project.
Tel Aviv University and the Technion announced Sunday that they were joining Coursera, the educational technological company offering online courses. Some 80 universities worldwide, including Princeton and Brown, have already joined the project. TAU and the Technion will join Hebrew University, which has been the only Israeli representative in the project.
The two universities will at first offer four online classes in engineering, archaeology, biology and culture studies. The Technion’s first class will be conducted in English and Arabic, deal with nanotechnology and nanosensors.
Such courses have been gaining momentum in recent years throughout the world, especially in the United States. The New York Times called 2012 the “Year of the MOOC” ‏(massive open online course‏). Hundreds of thousands of students worldwide signed up for dozens of online classes in various subjects, from the History of Rock to Analysis of Algorithms. Read more...