West Virginia University has an opportunity to expand its excellent online programming to a worldwide audience thanks to a partnership with Coursera, a technology company dedicated to expanding access to education. There are also opportunities for faculty to use Coursera as a tool for improving on-campus teaching by facilitating flipped-classroom learning and through private courses open only to on-campus students. Faculty may also consider adopting one of the Coursera classes for use in their own classrooms.
A committee of faculty members across campus has been formed to lead WVU in the selection, support, and promotion of these massive open online courses (MOOCs). The MOOC committee is reviewing proposals from faculty who want to participate in this new venture.