While Ohio State is planning to create more massive open online course offerings for no class credit, the handful already offered through one partnership have returned low completion rates, The Lantern reports. OSU is one of 85 universities offering free online courses through Coursera, a website that offers classes online to students worldwide at no cost. Thus far, three of OSU’s Coursera courses — Calculus One, TechniCity and Writing II: Rhetorical Composing — have been through one run to completion, Wayne Carlson, OSU’s vice provost for undergraduate studies and dean of undergraduate education, and Tom Evans, senior instructional designer and open courses coordinator for OSU, both said.
Jake New studied journalism at Indiana University, where he was editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper, the Indiana Daily Student. At the IDS, Jake covered the IU administration, minority student issues, and state education policy. After a brief stint at the Bloomington Herald-Times covering IU, crime, and local politics, Jake interned at the Chronicle of Higher Education in Washington D.C, writing about online learning, open-access policies, academic publishing, and ed-tech startups. Jake joined eCampus News as an assistant editor in May 2013, where he continues to cover technology and higher education. His days often begin with a cup of coffee and the sinking feeling that another MOOC story is just around the corner. Follow Jake via Twitter: @eSN_Jake