Expanding Access to Success

Coursera Partnership

The University of Florida has partnered with Coursera to offer free courses around the world. The Coursera model combines top universities and professors with an online platform that is designed to support very large numbers of students. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC’s) rely on mastery learning supported by video lectures, interactive content and peer evaluation.

To see a full list of Coursera offerings, visit Coursera.org

Ted Talks: Daphne Koller: What we’re learning from online education

The Chronicle of Higher Education: What You Need to Know About MOOC’s

The Chronicle of Higher Education: Online Learning: More than MOOC’s

Features of Coursera Courses

60–70% of Coursera students are outside of the United States

Coursera courses are intended to “teach the world” and so course materials must be available at no or very low cost

Students take quizzes which are automatically graded, but beyond that, everything is peer evaluated—there is no instructor grading

The courses rely heavily on dynamic and engaging videos

After the first offering of the course, the courses run without instructor supervision

UF Coursera Courses Distance Learning


UF has developed 12 courses


196 countries have participated in the courses

500K +

More than 500,000 students enrolled in the courses

If you are interested in developing a Coursera course

Email Aaron King