Northwestern University is offering a new round of massive open online courses (MOOCs) in winter 2014, examining content strategy for professionals, life cycle environmental assessment, and fundamentals of digital image and video processing.

The three new courses follow Northwestern’s first three MOOC offerings, which debuted in the fall and drew interest from more than 68,000 students around the world. Northwestern partnered with
Coursera earlier this year to provide its MOOCs on Coursera’s digital platform to anyone, anywhere, for free. Learn more about the courses offered:

The Coursera model offers non-credit courses through a platform that allows open enrollment with no admissions requirements and no tuition costs.

“One of our primary goals in joining Coursera is to give our faculty the opportunity to explore new pedagogical and course delivery methods through MOOCs,” Northwestern Provost Daniel Linzer explained.

“It has been fascinating to observe how creatively our first three MOOCs launched this fall have applied and plan to apply their online course materials to the learning experiences of Northwestern students on campus. Our undergraduate, graduate and professional students are gaining directly from these faculty members’ experimentation with new modes of teaching and learning.”


Read more about Northwestern’s partnership with Coursera.