GW is guiding a handful of professors to create massive open online courses, which could start teaching students from around the world by the end of the academic year, The GW Hatchet reports.

Paul Schiff Berman, vice provost for online education and academic innovation, said MOOCs – free, not-for-credit classes – allow faculty to "reach a larger audience" and share information with those who have little access to education.

"MOOCs should be about faculty empowerment, faculty members who want to experiment with a different modality of education," Berman said. "I want to provide a way for them to do it."

The University announced...

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