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Coursera co-founder discusses digital learning platform’s rapid growth, success

Oct. 4, 2012—Since its launch roughly a year ago, the online learning consortium Coursera has grown to more than 1.5 million registered users. This rapid expansion speaks to the “hunger” around the world for access to higher education, said Coursera co-founder Daphne Koller, who spoke at Vanderbilt Oct. 2 as part of the 2012-13 John R. and...

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Online education pioneer to deliver Hall Lecture Oct. 2

Sep. 19, 2012—Daphne Koller will present her ground-breaking work in free, universally accessible college education as the first guest speaker in the 2012-13 John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture Series.

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VUCast: Home Run for Health

Sep. 19, 2012—This week on VUCast: They won our hearts. Now, learn how one champion is winning his fight with diabetes. Some Vanderbilt classes are soon coming to a computer near you. And, Popeye was right. Researchers give new meaning to the term spinach power.

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A message from Chancellor Zeppos: Vanderbilt joins Coursera

Sep. 19, 2012—Dear Vanderbilt Community: As one of our nation’s and world’s top research universities, Vanderbilt advances its mission by  integrating and disseminating knowledge and information. Increasingly, Internet technology presents an exciting conduit for the broad dissemination of knowledge to millions. Last year, I appointed a Committee on Social Media and the Internet to study the landscape...

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Vanderbilt University to offer free courses online through Coursera

Sep. 19, 2012—Vanderbilt University will make its first institution-wide foray into offering worldwide, free, digital courses by some of its leading faculty members in spring 2013 via the digital learning consortium Coursera.

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