Our first MOOCs launched!

IMG_6224Last week I was in California with a vice chancellor’s delegation to visit Stanford and Berkeley. Since we were nearby Coursera’s office in Mountain view, me and our contactperson at Coursera, Emma Webb, thought  it would be a good idea to arrange a meeting with the Coursera management and also to plan the launch of our first batch of MOOCs so that it coincided with the visit. We were a small group of people from Lund University, including both the vice chancellor Per Eriksson and the pro vice chancellor for research, Sven Strömqvist. We got to meet with both one of the founders of Coursera, Daphne Koller, and their new CEO Rick Levin (former president of Yale University) as well as Coursera’s Head of growth team, Chief academic strategist and Director of partnerships strategy. We had a really interesting discussion around Lund University’s strategic goals with the MOOC project and we also got to see some of the new features of the Coursera platform. The courses were formally launched and we celebrated with champagne!

You can now find our courses at coursera.org/lunduniversity. Application period is open, so we welcome everyone to join and experience Lund University courses in European Business law, green economy and sexual and reproductive health in January/February next year!

Om Marita

I am an assistant professor in Chinese at the Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund University. For the past couple of years I have been working at Lund University Centre for Educational Development (CED), mainly with projects and support activities for teachers regarding online teaching and learning in higher education such as visual learning media, online learning environments, digital tools for teaching etc. SInce February 2014 I manage the Lund University MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) project.
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