Ohio State offers 6 online courses to general public through Coursera

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.

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