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Getting to Know Coursera: Video Lectures

By Katie McEwen, Graduate Assistant Next semester Vanderbilt will begin offering its first round of massive open online courses (MOOCs) as a part of the Coursera consortium.  Now 33 universities strong, Coursera lists 198 courses over fifteen different disciplines: from medicine to computer science; physical and earth sciences to humanities and social sciences, Coursera seems…

Posted on October 4, 2012 in Commentary,


Meet CFT Graduate Assistant Katie McEwen

As the CFT explores digital learning through the Coursera initiative, we’re glad to have help from Katie McEwen, who is working as a graduate assistant at the CFT this year. Katie is a doctoral student in the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages. She specializes in 18th- to 20th-century German literature, with an emphasis on…

Posted on September 27, 2012 in News, , ,


Vanderbilt’s Newest Digital Learning Initiative

By Derek Bruff, CFT Director This morning Vanderbilt announced a new partnership with the digital learning consortium Coursera.  Coursera is an online platform for open-access, non-credit classes, available at no cost to participants.  Such courses have been dubbed “MOOCs,” or massive open online courses, and Vanderbilt faculty will offer five such courses via Coursera this…

Posted on September 19, 2012 in News, , , , ,