Universities team up to offer students more course options

“These courses will expand curricular options for students,” said Daniel Linzer, provost of Northwestern University.

A consortium of 10 well-regarded universities has launched an innovative program called Semester Online that will allow undergraduate students to take online courses for credit through other universities within the group.

Current consortium members are Brandeis University, Duke University, Emory University, Northwestern University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Notre Dame, University of Rochester, Vanderbilt University, Wake Forest University, and Washington University in St. Louis.  More universities are expected to join before Semester Online’s anticipated launch in fall 2013.

Delivered through a virtual classroom environment, Semester Online was developed by 2U, formerly known as 2tor, a company that partners with elite universities to deliver select for-credit graduate programs online; Semester Online is 2U’s first venture into online undergraduate coursework.…Read More