- The University of Michigan was a founding partner in Coursera and has reached 3.6 million learners via massive open online courses since 2012, but it will ramp up its online presence via a new partnership with edX.
- Campus Technology reports the university plans to offer 20 new courses on the edX platform in the next two years, the first of which will relate to finance, learning analytics, and data science ethics.
- The new partnership is not a shift, but an expansion, as the university also plans to increase its MOOC offerings on Coursera from 20 courses to more than 50 by the end of this year.
The University of Michigan’s first courses will be available on edX next spring. Last month, the university announced the Academic Innovation @ Michigan (AIM) initiative, planned as a two-year international discussion about the future of residential education in a digital world. Colleges and universities across the country continue to experiment with the boundaries of online education, stretching their footprints to reach students far beyond their physical campuses.