With enrollment now open for Yale’s first four courses on Coursera — a platform for massive online open courses, or MOOCs — faculty are leading efforts to expand different forms of online education, funded by two major donations on the horizon, the Yale Daily News reports.

University President Peter Salovey said the Committee on Online Education, a group of 14 faculty members, will look into and experiment with other forms of online education and the Coursera courses using the donations to find the form best for Yale.

The University’s effort to expand its programs in online education will be faculty-driven, rather than...

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