UD this morning, in a George Washington University newspaper editorial.
A widely-used source for online courses called Udemy has begun an initiative called the Faculty Project where professors post free courses on the site.
Margaret Soltan, an English professor, was contacted by a Udemy associate several weeks ago and now has an 11-lecture series on poetry with more than 100 subscribers from around the world.
“My experience so far has been great. I look forward to every Saturday when I get to film my lecture,” Soltan said.
Why did an outside organization … provide this course?
Professors such as Soltan are helping spread knowledge and open up the world of higher education but they should have the opportunity to do this under the GW banner.
The elite institutions are already launching their own versions of free online courses. It would be a shame for the University to be left behind.