Five schools have announced new programming through MOOCs and online platforms:
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia is offering two new specializations through Coursera: one in entrepreneurship and one in business and financial modeling. Wharton will now be offering a total of four specializations through Coursera.
The University of Virginia Darden School of Business in Charlottesville is launching an online specialization in Agile, a software development methodology. The five-course specialization is hosted by Coursera IÉSEG School of Management in Lille, France, has launched its first MOOC in collaboration with UNOW, a French startup specializing in massive online courses. The five-week course, which focuses on infrastructure finance, uses gamification to allow participants to act as consultants in a fictitious consultancy firm. Throughout the course, students will progress through five levels to ultimately raise funds to finance the project.
HEC Paris and AXA Investment Managers are partnering to offer asset management education through a MOOC available through Coursera beginning in April.
The University of Michigan Office of Digital Education & Innovation in Ann Arbor has created its first four massive open online courses for the edX platform, after becoming a member of the free online education platform last October. The university already has created 40 MOOCs for the Coursera and NovoEd platforms. The new offerings on edX include MOOCs in basic finance, which began in April; data science ethics, which began in May; and both social work and learning analytics, each set to begin July 1. The university has set a goal to translate the content of at least 200 courses into MOOC formats by 2017.