Hebrew University joins largest online educational project in world
HUJ, making its first steps in the massive project, currently offers only three courses: Introduction to Tissue Engineering, led by Dr. Yaakov Nahmias; Modern European Mysticism and Psychological Thought, led by Prof. Jonathan Garb, and Synopses, Neurons and Brains, led by Prof. Idan Segev. About 40 percent of Coursera's registered students hail from the United States, with the rest of the website's student body originating in 196 countries. According to the data at hand, a little under 6,000 Israeli students have signed up to one class or more.
Students enrolled to the site study together in "classes" comprised of thousands of students from across the world, connected via video link, lesson summaries, which are translated to several languages, and are even ask to do homework.
Some of the institutions taking part in the project award diplomas to students who finish the courses, with some giving students credit for possible use in the future.
By Tamir Cohen