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Dartmouth to Partner With Coursera on Online Learning

Nov 30, 2021   |   Dartmouth News

Dartmouth is expanding its digital learning offerings through a new partnership with the online learning platform Coursera.

Faculty and staff from across campus—including Thayer School of Engineering, the Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society, Tuck School of Business, and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences—are developing six not-for-credit Dartmouth-Coursera courses on a range of subjects, from energy equity to web development.

"Dartmouth's partnership with Coursera is a new avenue for our extraordinary faculty to make their expertise accessible to broader audiences—and for faculty and staff to experiment with new methods of teaching and learning that will pay dividends in the in-person classroom," says Interim Provost David Kotz '86.

The first program, a stand-alone course called Energy Justice: Fostering More Equitable Energy Futures, launched on Nov. 20. The interdisciplinary course is a collaboration between the Irving Institute and arts and sciences departments and includes perspectives from a range of fields, including anthropology, history, and environmental and political sciences. It is targeted toward empowering learners to take action. Participation in the course is free; an option to take graded assessments to receive a completion certificate from Coursera is available for a fee.

Digital Transformation—a course developed with Thayer School of Engineering that will provide skills to manage organizational change in an evolving digital world—will begin on Jan. 17. In this six-month, four-course program, students enroll as a cohort and receive a certificate of successful completion. Enrollment is now open; the deadline to sign up is Jan. 10. There is a fee for enrollment.

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