Bioelectricity MOOC Report and Relaunch

It seems like only yesterday that Duke launched its first Coursera MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) in September 2012, “Bioelectricity: A Quantitative Approach.” We invite you to read our newly released report about the initial offering of this course and to share your questions and comments below.

In fact, it was just yesterday (February 4) that “Bioelectricity: A Quantitative Approach” Spring 2013 was made available to its second cohort of students. Just over 4,000 users so far have registered for Duke’s second offering of this course, and since then, nearly 1,400 have logged in, and about half of those students have begun watching course videos.

As we saw in the fall offering, these students represent diverse array of backgrounds.

  • Students represent over 80 countries; only 1/3 currently reside in the United States
  • A majority are students (25% undergrads, 25% grad students and 5% pre-college)
  • About 60% are over 25 years of age
  • Over 1/3 are currently working full time or part time, and about 1/4 are scientists or other professionals

Interested? It’s not too late to enroll. We invite you to join these students on what Dr. Barr promises will be an intriguing, productive adventure.

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Author: Yvonne Belanger

Prior to May of 2013, Yvonne led assessment and program evaluation for CIT and for university initiatives in which CIT takes a leading role. She also provided leadership to library assessment efforts.