Top campuses jump into the free online course game

“The goal is to improve both how we educate future generations of scientists and engineers here at Caltech and to show how our intense approach to education in science and engineering can make a difference beyond our own student body,” he said.

Bringing class resources — including video lectures — to Coursera will give faculty members a chance to teach more students in a single semester than most educators reach in an entire career.

“Professors can reach more students in one course than they could have hoped to in a lifetime,” he said. “Universities can teach millions worldwide, and make time on campus for in-class learning.”

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