Saturday, March 2, 2013

Leiden University Partner Coursera for Online Courses

Leiden University partners with Coursera for online courses

Leiden University is the first university in the Netherlands to have become a partner of Coursera, an online provider of free online courses. Leiden will develop at least three Massive Open Online Courses per year and will offer these via Coursera.

Second online course

The University’s first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) will start in May: The Law of the European Union: An Introduction. Up to now, 18,000 participants from 78 countries have signed up. From 21 February it is possible to register for the second MOOC from Leiden University: Terrorism and Counterterrorism: comparing theory and practice. This course will be taught by Edwin Bakker, Professor of Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies at the Institute of Public Administration and Director of the Centre for Terrorism and Counterterrorism (CTC) of Leiden University.


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