The University of Glasgow and the world’s largest online learning platform Coursera have announced a new partnership which with will allow the University to expand its portfolio of open, online courses.
The University will work closely with Coursera to identify and deliver world-class courses taught by academics at Glasgow to a global audience.
The first short course, Biomedical Visualisation, will be launched towards the end of 2019, with several more STEM-related courses being reviewed for release in 2020.
Professor Jo-Anne Murray, Assistant Vice-Principal Digital Education, said: “I am delighted that we have partnered with Coursera. This will enable the University to continue to expand our portfolio of online courses MOOCs and deliver high-quality online distance learning content courses that is accessible to a wide range of audiences.”
Dr Paul Rea, Senior Lecturer in Human Life Sciences, said: “ I am delighted to be able to deliver this course, Biomedical Visualisation, on Coursera. The course is aimed at professionals working in the field who wish to know more about this emerging subject or wish to enhance and build on their existing skills. This course examines the major structure and function of the human body, and how we can use innovative, cutting-edge technology to truly revolutionise the way we can visualise the human body.”
John Kerr, MOOC Manager “We look forward to growing our partnership with Coursera to deliver a wide range of courses that will meet learner and employer needs.”
"The U.S. alone is predicted to have 3.5 million STEM jobs by 2025, 2 million of which may go unfilled due to a lack of highly-skilled talent,” said Dil Sidhu, Chief Content Officer at Coursera. “We are thrilled to partner with the University of Glasgow to bring innovative STEM education, taught by world-renowned faculty, to help prepare our global learners for the jobs of tomorrow.”