More than 210,000 people signed up when the University of Pittsburgh offered its first five massive open online courses (MOOC) last year.

mooc-university-pittsburgh Though that was more than 11 times the number of students enrolled at the Oakland campus, there is little chance the broad-based, distance learning courses will soon replace traditional learning, school officials said.

There is a good chance, though, that these online courses can teach schools better ways to connect technology and education.

“I think for us at Pitt, we are really focused on using technology to enhance learning,” said Cynthia Golden, director...

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