“The biggest thing I’ve learned is that there are a lot of steps in the process of launching an online course, and there are a lot of parties involved in course design.” Meghan O’Neil, a …

Professor Daniel Egger creates a new blended model for teaching and learning for his on-campus and distance education students and “flips” his class using the Coursera Groups feature.

Tropical Parasitology: Protozoans, Worms, Vectors and Human Diseases, Duke’s first open online course developed in collaboration with an international partner medical school (Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College – KCMU College) has launched on-demand for its …

Research on online education has benefitted greatly from MOOCs. Because MOOCs are very large classes, often with global reach, research teams are able to take advantage of the data they produce to carry out innovative …

Imagine teaching a course and having to do little—or even no—grading. Now imagine that that course still leads the students to clearly demonstrate their mastery of complex material. That kind of course exists: Coursera’s Project-centered …

A common conundrum for educators in computer science or electrical and computer engineering is how to assess students’ mastery of programming concepts. Assignments are often project-based—after all, a student has to write a program to …

Duke University and its faculty have taken the initiative to explore the potential of massive, open, online courses (MOOCs) across a wide range of course topics. While supporting the faculty in developing their visions for …

Have you ever had a fascinating conversation with someone and wished you could share it with your students and colleagues? How about sharing the experience of a unique environment that illustrates a critical element in …

The on-demand Coursera course How Things Work includes six modules, which are named for everyday objects or activities: skating, falling balls, ramps, seesaws, wheels, and bumper cars. One challenge that online instructors face is how …

What It’s About The Competitive Strategy course from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München on Coursera presents content in a lot of awesome ways. The course is on-demand and has six modules. Each module contains four to six lessons …