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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Five things to know about online learning platform Coursera

"From learning about the material science of volcanic eruptions to the study of comic books and graphic novels, Coursera, an international massive open online course platform, has revolutionised the way students here can learn." continues The Straits Times.

SCREENGRAB FROM WWW.COURSERA.ORG 
 Photo: The Straits Times

The Nanyang Technological University (NTU) went one step further to enhance the online learning experience for its undergraduates. It allowed its students to earn credits that count towards graduation by taking two such courses - An Exploration of Symmetry and Introduction to Forensic Science - on this platform.

Since February, about 1,200 of its undergraduates have completed two courses taught by their university professors on Coursera.

Here are five other things to know about Coursera.

1. What courses does Coursera offer?
There are now 532 courses offered on the popular massive open online course (Mooc) platform. These are offered in the categories of Physics, Arts and Music, Film and Audio, among many others.
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Source: The Straits Times


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