University of Illinois Coursera Online Courses Draw 14,000 Student Enrollments In Opening Day

Friday, July 20, 2012

When the University of Illinois announced it would offer online courses for free, thousands of prospective students came running.

Illinois' opening registration day for its 10 new, free online courses pulled in around 14,000 enrollments, according to the Chicago Tribune.

U of I joined several top research universities like Duke and the University of Virginia, to partner with Coursera, which calls itself a social entrepreneurship company hoping to give everyone access to the world-class education.

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