Positioning its massive open online courses (MOOCs) as "educational outreach" rather than course replacements has helped Vanderbilt University sidestep faculty unrest, InformationWeek reports.

A year into its partnership with MOOC provider Coursera, Vanderbilt has already wrapped up three MOOCs and has another three in the pipeline.

"My role is to work with faculty to think through this project and help the campus have healthy conversation about online learning and what it means," said Derek Bruff, director of Vanderbilt's Center for Teaching.

The three noncredit courses -- in the schools of nursing, business and computer science -- attracted 65,000, 47,000, and 32,000 students,...

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