Coursera cofounder Daphne Koller said at last month’s American Council on Education’s (ACE) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. that several MOOC professors from Coursera’s 62 partner universities are translating their online work into their traditional classes.

She said that often, students in traditional classes are asked to view their professor’s MOOC lectures for homework, so that class time can be dedicated to lively discussion about the previously viewed material.

“We have seen a considerable improvement in learning outcomes,” she said. “In some ways, [MOOCs] transcend the way students would interact with an instructor.”

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